Statue of Aphrodite

Ancient Rome, 100

Statue of Aphrodite, 100 — Ancient Rome,

Ancient Rome owed much of its art and culture to Greece, whose obsession with physical perfection and philosophical rigor left an easily co-opted legacy of art and myth. This Roman statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was itself a copy of a statue made nearly 500 years before by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles. Aphrodite herself was a Greek goddess originally, renamed Venus by the Romans.

Submitted by Reed Enger

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