Rome's Art Reflects its History Would be an Understatement.
The first true Roman art forms were pottery and mosaics. As Rome became more organized, its people began to expand past Italy and the arts evolved with them.
The Roman civilization was long-lasting and might have lasted longer than any other large culture depending on the period being considered. From a small agricultural community to a worldwide empire with a population of over 100 million at its peak, Rome had changed immensely throughout its history. The development from a simple settlement on the Palatine Hill to an empire and the influence of this civilization on everything from language to politics is profound. To say that Rome's art reflects its history would be an understatement.