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The prostitutes were mere objects of wealth generation

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Triumph of Flora by Tiepolo
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The prostitution industry created a powerful revenue-generator for the Roman empire.

The investment of the elite class in brothel management, taxes levied on the prostitutes. and the people procuring sex services drove the economy of Rome. Thus Rome became the ancient capital of prostitution.

Why prostitution became so prominent in ancient Rome

And so, the young men used women slaves to fulfill their sex desire. On similar lines, the Romans began prostitution and satiated their sex desires. The elite class engaged with prostitutes of lower-class or women with dire need of money.

The free women were expected to guard their chastity until marriage. …


How the sacred symbol evolved from Christianity to modern architecture

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The depiction of Jesus in Vesica Piscis
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Vesica piscis is considered to be a sacred symbol that is made of the intersection of two circles of the same radius and the center of each circle lies on the circumference of the other. The exact origin of the symbol is unknown but the symbol prominently originated from Pythagorean history traversed to Christian iconography and evolved in several modern architectures.

This sacred symbol portrays the divine feminity, female fertility, and birth of life. But, in Christianity, the feminity notion is subdued and it mainly reflects the glory of God.

The etymology and origin of vesica piscis

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Vesica Piscis — The intersectional area is called Mandorla (An Italian word for little almond)
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The vesica piscis is a Latin word and when literally translated it means the “Vessel of the Fish”. It is derived by taking two circles of equal diameters and overlaying them in such a way that their circumferences touch each other’s epicenters. …


The symbolic iconography of the masterpiece

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Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam
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Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam is acknowledged as one of the world’s most famous art treasures. It is a fresco painting that forms part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

This painting reflects the incredible knowledge of Michelangelo in human anatomy. His experience in anatomical dissection is well documented by Renaissance artist Giorgio Vasari in Lives of the Artists.

Vasari says, “For the church of Santo Spirito in Florence, Michelangelo made a crucifix of wood which was placed above the lunette of the high altar where it still is. …

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