prima porta

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  • prima porta
    • adlocutary pose- link to locut- to speak in latin
    • youthful expression- eternal you/ 'divine composure'
      • young greek athlete- doryphorus
    • dolphins- symbol of Actium and also Venus
    • toga associated with Julius Casear
    • bare feet= quasi-divine
      • although statues may not have been bare foot at time- too explicit.
    • found at the first gate of Rome.
    • gods: sol (sun- representing peace) and luna and aurora.
    • Romans reclaiming standards form Parthians: armed roman on breastplate- could be Tiberius
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