Roman and Greek Art

BLOG THEME: Pics of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, and other works of art from the ancient Rome and Greece. Also occasional artworks from other cultures if I find them interesting. There will also be links to ancient books/texts, databases and news relating to ancient Rome/Greece. Some of the pics are taken by me but there will be also a lots of reblogging.

NEW:
20/03/13 - A tag page added
20/03/13 - Heiden National Museum of Antquities added into links page. A magnificent site.
03/04/13 - A new page "translated e-books" created
17/05/13 - Online database of Ancient Art added into Ancient World Resources page
17/06/14 - Online catalogue of Archaeological Museum of Delphi added to "Ancient World Resources Page"
28/06/14- Strabo´s book Geography added to e-books subpage

MY OTHER BLOGS:
Ancient Rome Architecture
Medieval Europe in Pics
Ancient Greece - Buildings
Art G4llery
History In Pics
Gatticat
Zillion Wonders of the World

FOLLOWING: This is a secondary blog so I can't follow you back under this name even I would like to. I follow though a lots of blogs and i've tried to record their URL:s into my "I follow" pages. (this page / one of the above mentioned)

Emperor Marcus Salvius Otho (32-69)


I’ve always found him a bit of mystery man. As a youngster he was emperor Nero’s friend and lived a depraved and lecherous life (as was “expected” from the members of this core group). Yet when exiled to Lusitania Otto surprised all and turned out to be a competent and prudent administrator. After the Nero’s and Galba’s deaths he became also an emperor for a brief moment. Defeat at the battle of Bedriacum agains Vitellius though cut his reign short. Otho’s suborditates urged him to fight on because he still had a lot of soldiers at his disposal. Emperor however decided to take his own life in order to end the civil war. Otho’s desicion was respected by his compatriots and panegyrical text of his behaviour have been written by for example Martial and Suetonius. Btw, Latter’s father was at present then Otho committed suicide and historian’s description of emperor’s last moments can be read in web portal Livius

Alltogether an extraordinary career path and a fine example that people can change.

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