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Portrait Statue of a Woman as Venus

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This statue has aspects of modesty, and the subject is a mature woman with an ornate coiffure. This statue conveys a sophistication and cultured attitude of a respectable woman. This statue borrows from the Capitoline Venus, but at the same time defies all norms of seductresses. [This is the statue actually formally called the Capitoline Venus, and…

The Colosseum or the Flavian Amphitheatre

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The Flavian Amphitheatre was built between 70-80 AD and could have seated 80,000 spectators at its peak. The Flavian Amphitheatre was used for Gladiatorial games, mock battles, animal hunts, and other types of entertainment. The Flavian Amphitheatre was also an important platform for citizens to voice concerns, and view their emperor (or not, as…