Roman Chariot Races
Roman Mosaics were a common feature of private homes and public buildings. Mosaics could be for public or private viewing. They were across the Empire from Africa to Antioch. The mosaics were beautiful works of art. They reveal a lot about Roman activities like gladiator contests, agriculture, hunting and so much more. Some even capture the Romans themselves in detailed portraits. Mosaics are also known as opus tesellatum. They were made with small black, white and colored squares; which typically measured about 0.5 and 1.5 cm. The theme of mosaics was often in keeping with the type of use in the room within which it was made. The Roman Mosaic themes were plain, geometric patterns, and figurative. The art of ancient roman mosaics was essentially inherited through southern Italy and Sicily from Greece and developed to a high degree driven by the wealth. Mosaics achieved a satisfactory and durable patterned surface.