National Museum of Australia exhibition Rome: City and Empire, opens 21 September – 3 Feb, 2019 showcasing 200 objects from cities of the Empire of ancient Rome
What is the test of a great portrait – is it about the power of the artist to enter the sitter’s emotions and convey their feelings so we might experience empathy?
Palaces are lavish enduring posh monuments developed during times of prosperity expansion, peace and stable government. Are they monuments to folly or success
Seven hill towns became the city of Rome when the valley floor was drained to provide a collective future by building the Cloacae Maxima, the great Roman sewer
Whoever you were if you were born within the boundaries of the Roman Empire you had the right to hold the highest office in the State. Under Augustus the concept of an eternal Rome emerged, revealing its link to the legendary past and its promise of a new era.