“One wise counsel conquers many hands” – Regulus’ instructive defeat against the Carthaginians

The Carthaginians, having thus been twice defeated, shortly before at sea and now on land, in both cases owing to no lack of bravery in their troops, but owing to the incompetence of their commanders, had now fallen into a thoroughly difficult position. Continue reading ““One wise counsel conquers many hands” – Regulus’ instructive defeat against the Carthaginians”

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The three ‘Golden Ages’ of Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Art and its widespread influence over time

by Charles Diehl

The church of St. Sophia in Constantinople is the masterpiece of Byzantine art, and it is at the same time one of those monuments where some of the most characteristic features of that art appear most clearly. Thus if one would understand the nature of the Christian art of the East and in what its originality consisted, one must go first of all to this essential building-to this “Great Church” as it was called throughout the East during the Middle Ages. Continue reading “The three ‘Golden Ages’ of Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Art and its widespread influence over time”

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