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Hylas dragged into the water by nymphs, marble inlay panel from the Basilica of Junius Bassus

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Description: Classical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome
‘For it was Rome which first showed that the power of speech [logos] could not reach everything’ (Aelius Aristides, Orationes, 26, 6). When a brilliant young Greek indulged in this hyperbole soon after Hadrian’s death he was hinting at an elusive truth. Although he was referring directly to Rome’s physical appearance...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.217-277
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00031.009

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