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Lessons from the Romans on Getting the New Year Off to a Good Start

Janus-head flask / Roman
Janus-head flask, 1st century A.D., eastern Mediterranean. Glass, 3 7/16 in. high. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.474

Sage advice from the ancients on new beginnings We are in the territory of Janus, the ancient Roman god who gives us the name of our first month. Janus is the master of beginnings, as well as doors and archways… More»

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      Spanish iris, morning glory and cherries

      Author: Georg Flegel (German, 1566-1638)
      Date: 1630
      Medium: Watercolor and gouache with white highlights on paper; traces of black chalk; several paint stains
      Location: Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), Berlin

      07/02/15

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