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Quote of the Day: April 22, 2012

"In less than a century after the barbarian nations settled in their new conquests, almost all the effects of the knowledge and civility, which the Romans had spread through Europe, disappeared. Not only the arts of elegance, which minister to luxury, and are supported by it, but many of the useful arts, without which life can scarcely be contemplated as comfortable, were neglected or lost.
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National Gallery of Art presents The Dying Gaul: An ancient Roman masterpiece

Arts : Artdaily (11 months ago)

The National Gallery of Art, Roma Capitale, and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, present one of the most famous works from antiquity, the Dying Gaul, an ancient Roman sculpture created during the first or second century AD, t... Read Post

Romans Where There Should Be No Romans

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (6 years ago)

This is a very interesting find:Archaeologists have found more than 600 relics from a huge battle between a Roman army and Barbarians in the third century, long after historians believed Rome had given up control of northern Germany... Read Post

Quote of the Day: November 20, 2011

Business & Finance / Economics : Grasping Reality with Both Hands (3 years ago)

"In less than a century after the barbarian nations settled in their new conquests, almost all the effects of the knowledge and civility, which the Romans had spread through Europe, disappeared. Not only the arts of elegance, which ... Read Post


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