All Ancient History: Rome Resources
Example Question #1 : Art And Culture
What does the word "muse" represent in Roman and Greek culture?
The word, "muse" comes from the Greek word mousike, which means the art of music. The muses in ancient Roman literature are the carriers of music. Pottery and paintings were not around until much later in roman history through mosaics and other visual representations. Music from the muses was a large and important concept in Roman history. We can eliminate doctor and manual labor as these careers did not contribute back to the "arts"
Example Question #2 : Art And Culture
Under what Empire would a religious, sectioned, panel painting, as shown below, have been popular?
None of these
The Byzantine Empire was characterized by religious panel paintings. The Ottoman Empire followed the Byzantine and was notable for the destruction of many panel paintings such as this one. If you chose Julio-Claudian or Ottoman, remember to consider the time frame of when such paintings would have been popular. Also remember that Caesar's empire was long before the Byzantine paintings.
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Example Question #3 : Art And Culture
The Acta Diurna was a(n) __________.
The Acta Diurna (Daily Acts) was a newspaper that was published in Rome beginning in the second century BCE. The purpose of the Acta Diurna was to inform the Roman population about Roman military campaigns, births and deaths of important people, and public gatherings.