A series of facial reconstructions of early Roman emperors from the Julio-Claudian dynasty (27 BCE - 68 CE) to the Flavian dynasty (69-96 CE). From the peaceful reign of Augustus (27 BCE - 14 CE), Rome's first emperor, to the chaotic Year of the Five Emperors (69 CE), which culminated in the rise of the Flavian Dynasty, these were Rome's first emperors, and all helped to shape the Roman Empire for better or worse.
Part of "Appearance of the Principate", a larger series by Daniel Voshart, the photorealistic reconstructions in this collection are only best guesses at how their subjects may have appeared, based on literary and artistic evidence. Some artistic license has been taken to fill in certain details that can not be deduced from ancient sources. Made using Photoshop and Artbreeder, a neural net tool.
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