By Will Durant
Caesar and Christ: A background of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. 325 (Story of Civilization).
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The surface was coated with wax, the design was etched in with a stylus, the piece was dipped into acid, the wax-freed lines were burned into the metal, and then the wax was melted away. In the working of silver and gold, bone and ivory, the Etruscan artist was the heir and peer of the Egyptian and the Greek. Sculpture in stone was never popular in Etruria. Marble was scarce, and the quarries of Carrara were apparently unknown. Fine clays were at hand, however, and soon took shape in a profusion of terra-cotta reliefs, statuettes, and sepulchral or architectural ornaments.
The Priests 3. Festivals 4. Religion and Character III. Morals IV. Letters V. The Growth of the Soil VI. Industry VII. The City VIII. Post Mortem Chapter V. C. I. The Conquest of Greece II. The Transformation of Rome III. The New Gods IV. The Coming of Philosophy V. The Awakening of Literature VI. Cato and the Conservative Opposition VII. C. Chronological Table Chapter VI. C. I. The Background of Revolution II. Tiberius Gracchus III. Caius Gracchus IV. Marius V. The Revolt of Italy VI. Sulla the Happy Chapter VII.
25. “Sappho” FIG. 26. The Colosseum FIG. 27. Interior of the Colosseum FIG. 28. Roman Soldier and Dacian, from the Column of Trajan FIG. 29. Antinoüs FIG. 30. Altar Found at Ostia FIG. 31. Arch of Trajan at Benevento FIG. 32. Ruins of Timgad Following page 544 FIG. 33. Pont du Gard at Nîmes FIG. 34. Temple of Iuppiter Heliopolitanus at Baalbek FIG. 35. Temple of Venus or Bacchus at Baalbek FIG. 36. Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome FIG. 37. Reconstruction of Interior of Baths of Caracalla FIG. 38.