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Why did Middle class families like the Gessii put up grave monuments?
proclaiming their success in a conservative portrait style
Gaius Julius Caesar emphasized descent from Venus, mother of the hero Aeneas, in his pursuit of
an elite pedigree for the Julian family.
The Ara Pacis
celebrated the peace and prosperity that Augustus brought to Rome
Augustus sponsored many laws which...
regulated the family life of the Roman elite
The theater of Marcellus
dedicated to the memory of Augustus
helped to establish the Roman tradition of mixed orders in single structures
pose while clad in a cuirass blending historical and cosmic/ mythical messages
The fourth style
marked a return to the flamboyant colorful architectural frameworks of the second style and combined with a new emphasis on mythological narrative.
The House of the Griffons reflects the transition to
architectural Second Style