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Roman statues

While the Greeks made sculptures of idealized human forms, the Romans tended to make portraits. Romans made sculptures of gods, heroes, emperors, generals, and politicians. They also used sculpted images to adorn the capitals of columns and the helmets of gladiators. Roman sculptures often reflected the fashions and lifestyles that were prevalent when they were made. Archaeologists can even date statues of Romans by their hairdos and clothing styles. During the Augustan Age, for example, women parted their hair in the middle with a central roll. The Flauvians and Antiones had more elaborate coiffures that resembled a honeycomb of curls.

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