The human and divine form
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In certain respects, the head looked back to the earlier empire. But much has changed. . . . The old plastic language . . . had largely been jettisoned. . . . Life had stiffened into impersonality; and people are no longer individuals. But they are not yet entirely abstractions. That final and total spiritualisation was the work of Constantine. From now on the magnified faces of emperors stare immobile, with eyes surrealistically enlarged, into a distant world we cannot see - just as Constantius II [337-61] moved not a feature when he proceeded through Rome.