Greek & Etruscan Influences on Roman Art


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1. What did the Greeks use to create perfect symmetry and ideal beauty in both art and architecture?

2. What is one way that we know Roman sculptors were influenced by Greek artists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Roman art borrowed a great deal of its artistic forms and subject matters from other cultures, most notably the Greeks and the Etruscans. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Greek and Etruscan influences on Roman art. Some things you'll be assessed on include how Greeks created symmetry in art and architecture, and how Roman sculptors copied Greek artists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Define 'cella'
  • Identify how Greeks created symmetry in art and architecture
  • Identify how Roman sculptors were influenced by Greek artists
  • Identify which aspects of Roman temples are more Etruscan than Greek
  • Identify which terms exemplify the Etruscan influence on Roman art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Greek and Etruscan influences on Roman art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Greek and Etruscan art and how it influenced Roman art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Greek and Etruscan art and use it to better understand Roman art

Additional Learning

To learn more about the relationship between Roman art and earlier Greek and Etruscan art, review the accompanying lesson on Greek & Etruscan Influences on Roman Art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the art forms used to decorate Roman temples
  • Define bust and explain what the Roman's did differently from the Greeks
  • Define verism
  • Explain how the Romans used both Greek and Etruscan influence in their temples