Arch of the Sergii, Pula, Croatia, c. 10-20 AD, limestone attic on top of sandstone the rest. Commissioned by Salvia Postuma Sergia, erected with her own money as on inscription on attic, honour deceased family members, statues stood on top. Not triumphal, victory over death, hence Victories in spandrels and eagle carrying snake skyward. Also Erotes, chariots, and bull skulls = funerary but triumphal over death.
Estela funeraria de M. Aurelius Neon, miles armorum custos de la legio II Traiana fortis, que representa al difunto haciendo un sacrificio; decorada con dos manos abiertas. 222-235 d.C. (Brussels, Mus. inv. A. 2246). © KMKGMRAH CIL, III, Suppl. 2, 141382, cf. Mant. add. p. 232873; Bingen 2003, fig. 1-2; AÉ, 2003, 1841.
Peristyle- House of the Vettii, Pompeii. Example of the newer style of garden that was only possible with the building of the Aqua Augusta (aqueduct built under Augustus). Before, when water was pumped from wells, gardens in Pompeii were simple and planted with trees, which require little water. When Pompeiians were able to pipe water into their homes, they could plant more complicated gardens with flowers, hedges, and water features.
Hadrian, born in Italica, Spain, on January 24, 76, was the second century Roman emperor who is known for his many building projects, cities named Hadrianopolis (Adrianopolis) after him, and the famous wall across Britain designed to keep the barbarians out of Roman Britain (Hadrian's Wall). Despite all he did, were it not for his successor's efforts, Hadrian would not have made it to the list of the 5 good emperors.