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Classes were usually small, taking place in the master’s home. This carved relief shows a grammaticus with a class of three boys. One of them has arrived late for his lesson. children ≤ growing up The sarcophagus (stone coffin) of Marcus Cornelius Statius shows the stages in the life of a boy from a wealthy Roman family. On the left, the baby boy is being suckled by his mother, while her husband proudly looks on. In the centre, watched by his father, the boy, now grown older, rides a toy chariot pulled by a ram.

His arms and head are made of Italian marble, while his clothing is carved from porphyry, a beautiful purple stone found in the Egyptian desert. Only the body here is Roman. The head was added by the Italian sculptor Pietro Bernini (1562–1629), who admired ancient Roman art, and restored many sculptures. 41 art Gold leaf is still visible in parts Paludamentum, a cloak worn by Roman generals PAINTING > The walls of the houses of rich Romans were covered with paintings, showing myths, landscapes, and scenes from daily life.

Beards quickly became the fashion again. Roman razors were poor quality, so it was a relief not to have to visit the barber every morning. clean-shaven Beards remained popular until the early 4th century ad, when Rome once more had a clean-shaven emperor – Constantine. By shaving, Constantine probably hoped to remind people of the greatest Roman emperors of an earlier age, such as Augustus and Trajan, the warrior emperor. Like Trajan, Constantine also combed his hair forward. ≤ women's dress This marble statue is of a rich Roman lady called Cornelia Antonia, who lived in the 2nd century ad.

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