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Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry, 2nd century, Roman copy from a Greek original  The Hermitage Museum

Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry, century, Roman copy from a Greek original. The Hermitage Museum, Russia.

Born on September 23, 63 BCE Died on August 19 14 CE Ruled from 27 BC to AD 14  Founder of Roman Empire, first Emporer

The Augustus of Prima Porta, believed to have been commissioned in 15 A. by Augustus’ adopted son Tiberius, is a majestic example of Imperial Roman statuary.

Domitia as Ceres (Demeter), Roman statue (marble), 1st century AD, (Musée d'Art Classique, Mougins).

Domitia as Ceres (Demeter), Roman statue (marble), century AD, (Musée d'Art…

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The 9 Muses of ancient Greece. Calliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns and sacred poetry) Terpsichore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Astronomy)

Remarkably preserved artifacts are revealed from the ruins of ancient Akrotiri, Greece.

The destruction of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A. 79 has been preserved in ancient times by an eye witness account, namely that of Pliny the Younger.

Ceres (Demeter) ("Ludovisi") or member of the imperial family represented as ~, Roman bust (marble), copy after Greek original, 2nd century AD (original 5th-4th c. BC), (Palazzo Altemps, Rome).

Demeter/Cerès or member of the imperial family Ludovisi represented as such. Roman marble bust being a copy after a Greek original. century AD (the original would have been Century BC). National Museum of Rome, Palazzo Altemps, Rome.

Minerva (Athena) ("Palagi"), head of Roman statue (marble), copy after Greek original, 1st century BC - 1st century AD, (Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna).

Head of Minerva, known as "Athena Palagi" - Roman marble statue copy after Greek original, circa c. AD - at the Museum of Bologna

Female statue restored as Euterpe. Marble. Inv. No. 303. Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses.

Female statue restored as Euterpe. Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses.

detail in marble of Athena -  Roman statue, copy after Greek original abaout circa 5 century BC, at the Palazzo Ducale, Mantova

Minerva (Athena) ("Parthenos") - detail, Roman statue (marble), copy after Greek original by Phidias, (original c.

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