Ancient Roman Empire
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The Meroë Head. This bronze portrait of the Roman emperor Augustus is the only one known to have survived with its original inlaid eyes. Strabo wrote about a Merosite army, led by King Teriteqas and the one-eyed queen Amanirenas who raided the Roman garrisons at Syene, Elephantina and Philae, in southern Egypt, in CE 25. They decapitated Augustus's statue and buried his head in the doorway which served as a victory monument, allowing visitors to trample on the Emperor each time they entere...
The Old Centaur, Hadrianic grey-black marble sculpture of a centaur based on Hellenistic models, found in Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums
The Old Centaur, Hadrianic grey-black marble sculpture of a centaur based on Hellenistic models, found in Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums | da Following Hadrian
Vipsania Agrippina or most commonly known as Agrippina Major was a prominent Roman woman of the first century AD. Agrippina was the wife of the general and statesman Germanicus and a relative to the first Roman Emperors. She was the second granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister-in-law, stepdaughter and daughter-in-law of the Emperor Tiberius, mother of the Emperor Caligula, maternal second cousin and sister-in-law of the Emperor Claudius and the maternal grandmother of the Emperor Ner...
Marcus Licinius Crassus (Latin: M·LICINIVS·P·F·P·N·CRASSVS) (ca. 115 BC – 53 BC) was a Roman general and politician who played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. Amassing an enormous fortune during his life, Crassus is considered the wealthiest man in Roman history, and among the richest men in all history.
Marcus Agrippa (Italian General) He first served under Julius Caesar after Caesar's assassination he became the General under Octavius and defeated Mark Anthony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium. He enlarged the empire and brought it such wealth the emperor Octavius claimed,"I started my reign in brick and ended it in Marble." (Rome)
Marcus Licinius Crassus Bust
Marcus Licinius Crassus (115-53 BCE) was a wealthy man in Roman history and in his eventful life he enjoyed both great successes and severe disappointments. A mentor to Julius Caesar in his early career, Crassus would rise to the very top of state affairs but his long search for a military triumph to match his great rival Pompey would, ultimately, bring about his downfall.
Bust of Scipio Africanus the Elder from Pushkin Museum, Moscow. He was best known for defeating Hǎnnibal at the final battle of the Second Punic War at Zama, a feat that earned him the agnomen Africanus, the nickname "the Roman Hǎnnibal", as well as recognition as one of the finest commanders in military history. An earlier great display of his tactical abilities had come already at the Battle of Ilipa.