1.6 Myth and Power

Myth and Symbols of Power

Links between myth and portrayal of power, including how and why myth might be presented in art to demonstrate power, and the significance of where it was sited/ displayed.


The Centauromachy: as depicted on the Parthenon
The Amazonomachy: as depicted on the Bassae frieze


The Prima Porta of Augustus
The Ara Pacis of Augustus