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Differences Between Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

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The Romans deeply admired Greek art and Roman works SEEM very similar to Greek examples. Can you determine what is different, and distinctively Roman?

Cite at least four examples of where the Romans displayed originality in art and architecture and note what characteristics are Roman as opposed to Greek. Try to explain what factors were present in their culture to foster such originality. Use comparison if it helps.

One of your examples should be the Pantheon.
Please cite your sources.

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Coppola, M. (n.d.). Differences between Roman and Greek architecture. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/facts_5507152_differences-between-roman-greek-architecture.html -Mentions the Pantheon

The Romans did copy a great deal from the Greek -but the Romans were much more practical and military in focus and style. They did not focus on the beautiful ideal form, they sculpted real people. The following quoted section is from:

Crawford, N. (n.d.). What are the differnces between Greek art and Roman art? Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/list_5969615_differences-greek-art-roman-art_.html - Mentions the Parthenon and the Pantheon

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