Bizarre Late Antique Art
One of the many, many things I love about being a classicist is the unintentional creepiness and uncanny valley-ness of late Roman/late Antique art.
Maximinus II was the 55th Roman Emperor, and the adopted son of his maternal uncle, the Emperor Galerius. When Galerius, died in 311, Maximinus divided the Eastern Empire between Licinius and himself; later, however, he supported the rebellion of Maxentius and broke with Licinius. He was deposed in 312, and died shortly thereafter.
Maxentius, the 58th Roman Emperor, was the son of emperor Maximian. When Constantine was declared Caesar, Maxentius rebelled and also claimed the imperial throne, with the support of the Praetorian Guard. This period, however, saw strife within his family and between the families of the Tetrarchs. After the death of Galerius, Maximian and Maxentius opposed Constantine and Licinius. After breaking with his father, Maxentius challenged Constantine alone.