The Head of a Roman Patrician, Augustus of Primaporta and The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurellius

The ancient Romans were exceptional propagandists. Compare and contrast the Head of a Roman Patrician, Augustus of Primaporta and The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurellius. How is each representing “the ideal leader”? What is verism? On which portrait is it used, and why? Why are the emperors portrayed so differently than the patrician? Use unit terms and detail specific choices the artists made that symbolize each man’s power and status.

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