Clear The Path

Paul Lemley
Oct 8, 2018 · 5 min read

A common relationship during the Roman Empire was that of a Patron with his Anteambulo. Often an artist, writer, or performer, the relationship consisted primarily of the Anteambulo fulfilling small tasks, delivering messages, or running errands in exchange for money, food, or favors.

The literal definition of Anteambulo is ‘a person who walks in front and clears the path’, which was, in fact, a task the young artist would perform…