Classics

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Dreams and the Psyche Through an Ancient Lens

Katherine Joplin –  The study of the psyche is generally considered a relatively modern form of science. One thinks of 20th century archetype thinkers like Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, who founded psychoanalysis and the beginnings of modern psychology. However, the actual term “psyche” has a much older origin, and […]

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Scythians in Central Asia

By Aigerim Korzhumbayeva –  Once a former Soviet Union state, this country is currently stepping into its third decade as an independent republic since 1991. Geographically, it is located in Central Asia and is the largest landlocked country, stretching from the Caspian Sea on the west to the Altay Mountains on […]

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Albrecht Dürer’s 1515 Imagines coeli Star Charts

By Patrick Hunt – Albrecht Dürer is an artist famous for multiple endeavors, including woodcut and painting media. But he is also a pioneer illustrator of European star charts, especially his 1515 collaborative work for making a pair of woodcuts of the northern and southern hemisphere night sky images that […]

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Celtic Collections at the Liechtenstein Landesmuseum

By Patrick Hunt-  Several times in the past year, both in summer and spring, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the national museum in Vaduz, the Liechtenstein LandesMuseum, currently celebrating 300 years of history through its collections. With my own current research on medieval castles and Celtic antecedents in the […]

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Villa Farnesina, Jewel of Renaissance Rome

By Patrick Hunt –  In the green Trastevere area of Rome on the Via della Lungara along the Tiber River, the Villa Farnesina is one of the Renaissance jewels of Rome, splendid with art and architecture from its inception between 1506-10. Its name has been associated with the Farnese Family […]