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Marble bust of the emperor Hadrian wearing military dress

From Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Lazio, Italy AD 117-118 This portrait bust was found at the Villa Adriana, the Roman emperor Hadrian’s magnificent country residence near Tivoli, outside Rome. In ancient Rome, the dedication of public statues was governed by rules … Continue reading

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Plutarch of Chaeronea

Plutarch of Chaeronea (46-c.122): influential Greek philosopher and author, well known for his biographies and his moral treatises. It is not overstated to say that, together with Augustine of Hippo and Aristotle of Stagira, Plutarch of Chaeronea is the most … Continue reading

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