Greek Mythology and a Roman Emperor

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How fascinating arts? Greek and Roman art history are significant mystery of each person exploring the distinctive of their culture and belief system. The piece of “head of Poseidon” from MFAH (Museum of Fine Art Houston) itself is an Olympian god of the sea known as (Greek mythology) that Greek believed in the power of gods and goddesses as part of the role and purpose of it created. The “Constantine the Great” also called Flavius Valerius Constantinus Augustus is the first Roman emperor led domination throughout the history, and he was a great Christian leader of the time. Constantine Roman sculptures are more exactly how a person looks like rather than Poseidon Greek God sculpture more as an ideal form. Also acknowledge the uniqueness and the influence of these pieces. Poseidon is the ruler of the sea and Constantine is the ruler of the land… what each encounter during their reign that made them special to ancient time period. Greek mythology had many gods and goddesses, each symbolize a thing and had certain abilities, included Poseidon, the Olympian god controlled the sea. He is cruel and outrageous just like his father’s temperament. Malcolm Day stated “a role he performed with consider violence. The sea god’s rages were terrifying, especially when he stirred up the waves with his magic trident, a gift from the Cyclopes. Poseidon also caused earthquakes.” (Malcolm Day 29). Poseidon had other terrible power like change shape to deceive people. He’s used the power to do a wicked thing. Thomas & Hudson, illustrated as “When Demeter turned herself into a mare in order to avoid the attentions of Poseidon, his metamorphosis into a stallion enabled him to fulfil his desire.”(72). With his magnificent power, he’s used to do relen... ... middle of paper ... ...ork: 500 Fifth Avenue. 2004. Print. Thames & Hudson, “The Greek and Roman Myths.” A Guide to the Classical Stories. New York, New York: 500 Fifth Avenue. 2010. Print. Grant, Michael. “Constantine the Great.” The Man and His Times. New York, New York: 866 Third Avenue. 1993. Print. Mark, Cartwright. "Greek Religion." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Tsohost, Uservoice, 11 Apr. 2013. Web. 12 Apr. 2014. Herbermann, Charles, and Georg Grupp. "Constantine the Great." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 12 Apr. 2014 . "Constantine Converts to Christianity." Constantine Converts: 312. Ed. Jamie Griesmer and Peter B. Verhage. David W. Koeller, 15 Dec. 1998. Web. 10 Apr. 2014.
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