Famous Ancient Roman Artist Facts

The names of Ancient Roman artists have been lost to history but the essence of their work - whether in sculptures, architecture, paintings or mosaic art lives on today. The earliest known Roman art dates back to 509 BC, when the Roman Republic was established. What divided the two main periods of art in Rome were the Republic period from 509-31 BC and the post-Republican period of the Roman Empire which followed in 27 BC. Pliny, who wrote one the largest manuscripts to survive the Roman Empire, is known for his detailed documentation of ancient Roman arts. Thanks to him, facts and interesting information about Roman life have been preserved, where they may have otherwise been lost to history. From portraits of kids to detailed sculptures of emperors and intricate architectural designs, much of Roman art has been modeled from the Greeks. Read on to learn more about ancient Roman artists and why the Greeks were so influential to them.

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