What are some of the "fruits" of the Renaissance?
The Age of Exploration and the New Science, as well as changes in thinking that brought about the Reformation, can all be viewed as "fruits" of the Renaissance. They happened due to the intellectual changes that took place during the Renaissance.
Why did the Emperor Vespasian build the Colosseum?
Vespasian built the Colosseum as a way to give something back to the Roman people after the cruel reign of Nero.
The art and architecture of the Roman Empire often functioned as political propaganda. Use a specific example to illustrate this point.
Augustus laid the groundwork for an extended period of stability, internal peace, and economic stability known as the Pax Romana. The Ara Pacis, or Alta of Peace, illustrates this. The relief panel known as the Allegory of Peace features Tellus (or Mother Earth) holding two babies. She is symbolically nurturing the Roman people. She is accompanied by female figures with billowing veils. These are personifications of the sea wind (Rome's dominion over the Mediterranean) and land wind (the fertility of Roman lands). Combined this serves as an allegorical representation of peace and prosperity under Augustus.