Greek And Roman Painting And Floor Mosaic Essay

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As a student in ARH 270: Introduction to Ancient Art in Greek and Roman Mural Painting and Floor Mosaic, I have developed a greater understanding of art in the ancient Mediterranean world, in regards to ancient Rome and Greece. For the Fall 2016 semester, some of the knowledge that I have gained includes being able to visually analyze a work of art in its historical context. For instance, I have learned to visualize the artwork, This includes, but is not limited to style, technique, relation to previous art forms, colors, and the cultural context used in the artwork. Through analyzing the work of art, a viewer can also start to understand the significance of the artwork to the ancient Greeks and Romans. An example of this can be seen in the usage and importance of Greek mythology.
Greek Mythology:
In the ancient Greek artwork, the term muthos (ΜΥΘΟΣ) is often used to describe myth. The primary meaning of a myth is a word, speech, conversation, things said, or fact. Other meanings for the same term, however, include tales, stories, narratives, fiction, and legend. The earliest accounts of the Greek mythology can be seen in the Archaic pre-classical period through any of the nine sister mythological goddesses presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences, also known as Muses (Muse). Traditionally the nine goddesses included Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania. In the ancient Greek world, the goal of the Muses was to
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