This Epilogue summarizes the book's main themes and presents some final thoughts. The present study has considered the ways in which material arrived in Rome, how it was cared for, and, through a series of admittedly artificial categories, has tried to excavate to a limited extent how various cultural property was expressive of Roman values and identity. This Epilogue concludes that prestige objects produced by top name artists, women with healing powers as purveyors of magic, idiosyncratic statues, place as conservator of historic memory, all abide in the modern as they did in the ancient city, complete with an extensive bureaucracy to preserve the city's cultural patrimony, rendering the modern city as much a place of memory and wonder as the ancient.
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