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SAILING TO BYZANTIUM

”They held in their lifeless hands the riches of their fathers, without inheriting the spirit which had created and improved that sacred patrimony:they read, they praised, they compiled. but their languid souls seemed alike incapable of thought and action. In … Continue reading

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AS THE WORLD URNS

The Barberini vase or Portland Vase as it became known as, is the most famous cameo-glass vessel from antiquity. it has ¬†been studied for centuries by scholars trying to determine its original utilitarian purpose and the perplexing meaning of its … Continue reading

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