The art of the Roman Empire highlights the history the Romans conquests in a unique display of antique "art development". Some of the most beautiful statues of this era have endured throughout history. The triumph of Titus is an illustration of the war where the Emperor Titus fought against the Jews. The column of the Trajanus is the same as it was over 1884 years ago. The statue of the Marcus Aurelius, the second monument of the war, can be viewed today as well. The theater of Marcelleus and the Coliseum are examples of the amazing engineering skills of the Romans. Although some Roman painters expressed themselves with frescos on the walls of the houses, Romans overwhelmingly favored reliefs. These three dimensional stone carvings were connected to a flat surface and often depicted Roman victories in battle. The art of relief design was learned from the Greeks, and a Roman example of this work is pictured below.
A Roman Relief