Greek and Roman Art

By: Alanna, Connor, Corina, and David

"I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble." -Augustus

Main Ideas


Greek: 600-150 BC (7th century BC to 1st century BC)

Roman: 27 BC- 476 AD (1st century BC to 5th century AD)

Greek and Roman art were very similar, because Greece had spread its influence to many cultures and Rome used them as an inspiration

Greek Art valued the importance of humans and was usually very useful to every day life, such as pottery and architecture. Their religious beliefs were also very prominent. Sculptures either worshiped their deities or leaders.

Roman Art was closely related, but leaned more towards historical events and military campaigns.

Both cultures idealized architecture and had many entertainment buildings such as the Colosseum and Circus Maximus.

The Greeks focused religiously in worshiping the Gods and to please them in order to live a life free of oppression and hardship. The Romans worshiped more of nature; such as the earth, sun, etc. . They "borrowed" Gods the Greeks worshiped as well.

The Greece and Roman beliefs and artwork spread throughout Europe and the Romans were dominant.

Main People/Locations





Greece and Rome

Pieces of Art

Facts about the Time Period

During the Greek and Roman movement, the destruction of Pompeii occurred when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

Alexander the Great also lived from 356 BC-323 BC. He was successful for uniting Greece and spreading Greek culture, especially the style of artwork.

Rome introduced new architectural ideas such as domes, arches, and a form of concrete. These ideas influence our architecture today.