Archive for the ‘Classics’ Category

Alexander the Great’s Dream of the Nemeses at Smyrna

Enamel Plaque of Alexander the Great, Limoges, Colin Nouailher atelier, c. 1540, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (Photo courtesy of Nelson Atkins Museum) By...

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Scythians in Central Asia

Scythians in Central Asia

Detail of Scythian gold pectoral from Tolstaya Mogila, Ordžonikidze (4th c. BCE) (Photo in public domain) By Aigerim Korzhumbayeva –  Once a former Soviet...

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Albrecht Dürer’s 1515 Imagines coeli Star Charts

Albrecht Dürer’s 1515 Imagines coeli Star Charts

Albrecht Dürer’s 1515 Imagines coeli Septentrionales (North hemisphere) Star Chart By Patrick Hunt – Albrecht Dürer is an artist famous for multiple endeavors,...

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Istanbul’s (Constantinople) 6th Century Basilica Cistern

Istanbul’s (Constantinople) 6th Century Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern (Photo by Clint Koehler, 2010, with permission) By Aigerim Korzhumbayeva –  Amid the teeming bustle of exotic Istanbul’s overall population...

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Celtic Collections at the Liechtenstein Landesmuseum

Celtic Collections at the Liechtenstein Landesmuseum

Liechtenstein LandesMuseum, Vaduz (Photo P. Hunt, 2012) By Patrick Hunt-  Several times in the past year, both in summer and spring, I’ve had the pleasure...

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Villa Farnesina, Jewel of Renaissance Rome

Villa Farnesina, Jewel of Renaissance Rome

Astrological Ceiling of Galatea Loggia with Agostino Chigi’s Birth Date (November 29, 1466) cleverly shown in the planetary and celestial alignments (Photo...

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Charlemagne, Rhine and Alsatian Wines: Riesling and Gewurztraminer

Charlemagne, Rhine and Alsatian Wines: Riesling and Gewurztraminer

  Reliquary Bust, Charlemagne, Aachen (Photo: public domain) By Patrick Hunt – Tradition and some evidence have it that Charlemagne (768-814) revitalized...

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Homeric Wine: Sicilian Wines Taste Like Sunshine Should in Taormina

Homeric Wine: Sicilian Wines Taste Like Sunshine Should in Taormina

  Taormina’s coastline with Mt. Etna (Photo P. Hunt 2012) by Patrick Hunt –  When sailing wine dark seas is not an option, read Giuseppe Tomasi...

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Order of the Golden Fleece

Order of the Golden Fleece

By Patrick Hunt –  Golden Fleece Medallion (Photo in public domain) The Order of the Golden Fleece in late medieval Europe found its source in the old Greek...

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C.S. Lewis and Oxford

C.S. Lewis and Oxford

Eagle and Child Pub, St Giles, Oxford (photo P. Hunt, 2012) By Patrick Hunt –  C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) had a long half century of association with Oxford,...

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