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‘The Iliad’ Or The ‘Aeneid’?

Who are these sculpted figures and does it truly matter?

Menalaos, Ajax, Odysseus or Aeneas? Wikimedia Commons

In 1957 a large and elaborate ensemble of ancient sculptures was discovered on the grounds of the former villa of the second Roman Emperor Tiberius (16 November 42 BC — 16 March AD 37) at Sperlonga, on the coast between Rome and Naples. As Tacitus and Suetonius recount, the grotto collapsed in 26 AD, nearly killing…

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Marc Barham

Marc Barham

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Column @ timetravelnexus.com on iconic books, TV shows/films: Time Travel Peregrinations. Reviewed all episodes of ‘Dark’ @ site. https://linktr.ee/marcbarham64