The days of Rome. The Age of Conquest

Musei Capitolini
Italy, Rome
March 13, 2010 - September 26, 2010

Days of exhibition


The five-day project The Days of Rome opens with a major exhibition curated by Claudio Parisi Presicce and Eugenio la Rocca. The exhibition features masterpieces of ancient art from major European museums dating back to the end of the third century BC. This was a fundamental moment for the future cultural and artistic identity of Rome, not only of the Republican age. The first section displays the idols, sanctuaries, terracotta friezes and pediments from various temples; the second section is dedicated to honorary monuments, in which great emphasis was given to the figure of the victorious general donning military clothes, armor, cloak and a long scepter; the third section offers an insight on the popularity of Greek taste in every aspect of Roman ​​life; finally, a fourth section is reserved for funerary costumes, in which the Romans appeared to be less influenced by Hellenic charm. 


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The days of Rome. The Age of Conquest

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Interviews, insights, curiosities, anecdotes