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Tamara Toy

I feel like a lot of Roman art could be considered propaganda art. Pont Du Gard, the road system, Hadrian’s Wall, all could be considered propaganda, as it spoke of how great and undefeatable the Roman empire was. The numerous portraits sculptures toated of age and wisdom, of experience. The Orator sculpture could silence someone with just a hand. Even the buildings spoke of the greatness of the Romans, given not only the architecture but their sometimes massive size and attention to details. All of this spoke of the importance of the Roman empire to the rest of the world, as well as to the Roman people. It tried to present this image that the Romans were the most powerful and deserved to rule anywhere they so desired. This not only maintained the power over the people, but it was also a message to the rest of the world that they dare not defy the Great Roman Empire.