Archive for February, 2008

Fancy Footwear

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Dancing with Vergil

Read about Mark Morris’ new dance production of Dido and Aeneas here. Mark Morris’s “Dido and Aeneas” is that remarkable rarity: a work of modern art that looks as though it has come down to us through the ages.

This Road Leads To Rome

Going to Rome?  Read about its best one here. Among the first sights is the Church of Domine Quo Vadis? (Via Appia Antica 51), so named because this is where St. Peter, fleeing persecution from Emperor Nero, reputedly had a vision of Jesus and asked “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus, as the story goes, replied, […]

Older Than Zeus

Read about some exciting archaeological discoveries here. Archaeologists say they have now found the ashes, bones and other evidence of animal sacrifices to some pre-Zeus deity on the summit of Mount Lykaion, in the region of Greece known as Arcadia. The remains were uncovered last summer at an altar later devoted to Zeus.