Roman poetry

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The Seven Plagues of the Ancient Roman City Dweller

Evening traffic along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, near the Getty Villa
It's nothing new: Gridlock and bad air, A.D. 2009. Photo: Eric Demarq, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Think city living is a struggle today? The ancient Romans had it just as tough, giving their poets plenty to complain about Roman poetry is filled with entertaining rants against urban evils, which I revisited with glee while preparing for… More»

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      “Though I called them satyrs, they showed nothing of the satyr except little horns and a goatish head; all the rest of their form was human.”

      A satyr designed by Benvenuto Cellini, but cast by an unknown artist. Cellini was fired from his palace gig and left his wax molds behind. 

      04/19/15

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