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Even if the mosaic technique dates back to ancient Egypt, it is the Roman period that sees mosaics reach their peak splendour; indeed, the Latin name of this technique, “opus musivum” means “work of the Muses”. During the imperial period, in particular, the techniques became so refined that positions began to be created for technicians with different functions: the pictor imaginarius (responsible for drawing); the tessellarius (who laid floor mosaics); the pictor parietarius (who took care of wall drawings); and the musivarus (who installed the wall mosaics).