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These are pictures of the influence of the Classical World on America. They range from statues to paintings to ideas.

Poised Washington

Poised Washington

This is a picture of George Washington as both an American and a Roman. On one side he is wearing his traditional American clothes. On the other, he is wearing the Toga. This photograph is courtesy of Jim Syrow.


Lincoln's Monument

Lincoln's Monument

Here is the epitaph on President Lincoln's Memorial in Springfield, Illinois. It is in Latin, and translates: "To Abraham Lincoln, President for the second time of the American Republic, citizens of Rome present this stone from the wall of Servius Tullius by which the memory of each of those brave advocates of liberty may be associated."


Roman Washington

Roman Washington

Here is a statue that was very controversial when created due to depicting the President "half-naked". It depicts George Washington in a Roman Toga.


American Boy, Roman Soldier

American Boy, Roman Soldier

Here is a picture of a young, handsome, healthy American boy being instructed in the art of warfare by a Roman Soldier.