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From Roman To Greek Before the birth of Greek art fully developed civilizations had indeed existed for thousands of years in Mesopotamia Egypt and Crete but from its earliest appearance Greek art quickly rose to dominate the entire Aegean and Mediterranean areas Its underlying principles which we call Classical imposed themselves over the whole of the ancient world While other civilizations reaching the end of their development became exhausted Classical art injected new life into the Italo-Etruscan tradition spread through the provinces of Alexanders great empire gave form to the art of Imperial Rome and remained the basic premise for all European art One of the Greeks best known sculpture Apollo Belvedere which the original made about 4th century BC used to be attributed to Leochares is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original It is found at the end of the fifteenth century perhaps at Anzio and placed in the Vatican Belvedere by Pope Julius II Compare to Apollo Belvedere the culture of the Augustus sculpture which called the Emperor Augustus is different since the Apollo Belvedere is from the Greece and the Emperor Augustus is from the Rome Emperor Augustus was found at Prima Porta which is north of Rome Both the statuses are related in style Both of them has a heroic idealized body Augustus statue represents Augustus in his military role stressing his strength of character and of feature the pose is that of Polykleitos famous Doryphoros by far the most popular of the Roman copies of classical statues The breastplate is carved with low-relief decoration and figures representing the return of the standards captured by the Parthians on three occasions from the Romans an event in which Augustus took especial pride and which was in many ways the major diplomatic success of his reign The expression of the Augustus is glorious On the other hand the Apollo Belvedere is an archer and not as Skopas and Praxiteles had
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