Monthly Archives: August 2015

Claude Lorrain (1600-1682)

And speaking of The Beautiful… This piece is called “Sunrise” and is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) Gallery 618, dated 1646-7:  

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Extract from Herodotus “The Histories” Book III, section 80

    80. When the tumult had subsided and more than five days had elapsed, those who had risen against the Magians began to take counsel about the general state, and there were spoken speeches which some of the Hellenes … Continue reading

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We are used to …

the company of ladies and gentlemen who treat one another graciously.  

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Herodotus (484-414 B.C.)

  “From lands which are not rugged, men who are not rugged are apt to come forth.” “The Histories,” last paragraph of the work.

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