miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

Byzantine Art. 2nd ESO

St Vitale, Ravenna
Byzantine Art Vocabulary

The Byzantine Empire lasted from the 4thcenturyuntil 1453,It was Centered in Constantinople (in modern day Turkey),

Byzantine artists focused less on making their artlook realistic and more on symbolism.The subjects of Byzantine art were usually religiousor imperial (paintings or mosaics of the Emperor and his family).

Mosaics – pictures or other decoration made from small pieces of glass, stone or other materials. Often used to decorate the interior of churches and monasteriesduring the Byzantine Empire..

Icons - an image of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a Saint, used in churches and private homes alike. Icons were meant to be more religious and spiritual rather than to be used as simple decoration.

Manuscript Illumination – decoration on the pages of hand copied books. The most commonly illustrated texts were religious, both scripture itself (particularlythe Psalms) and devotional or theological texts. Non-religious texts were also illuminated.

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Byzantine art project

sábado, 4 de junio de 2016



He was the most vulnerable of all gladiators. He  had only a shoulder-guard (galerus) on his left arm to protect him. He used his left hand for his trident (a harpoon for tuna fishing) and dagger. He held a net in his right hand. Lightly armed he moved quickly. He customarily fought the heavily-armed secutor.

 He wore a helmet with a crest and carried a sword and heavy shield. His left leg was well protected by a leather or metal guard. Leather bands covered his arms often only at the wrists and elbows. Heavily armed he was well protected but slow in action


He wore a helmet with a crest or fish-shaped logo. Murmillo is Greek for a type of fish. He carried a sword and small shield. His chest was unprotected by armor but his right sword arm and left leg, the most vulnerable limbs in a fight, were covered. Often both legs had coverings.

Now that you have learnt a few things about gladiator games in Rome, try to prove your ability in the following link.


If you want to do more activities about Rome , click on that link:
Roman Worksheets