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tierradentro:

“Lesbia with her Sparrow" (detail), 1916, John William Godward.
#birdsinart

tierradentro:

Lesbia with her Sparrow" (detail), 1916, John William Godward.

#birdsinart

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clioancientart:

The unfinished Doric style temple at the mixed Greek and native Sicilian City of Segesta, Sicily, 5th Century BC. Photo Credit: Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities

clioancientart:

The unfinished Doric style temple at the mixed Greek and native Sicilian City of Segesta, Sicily, 5th Century BC. Photo Credit: Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities

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british government:puts a woman who voted against marriage equality in charge of education and equality
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The Baths of Caracalla

Elaborate public baths constructed by the Emperor Caracalla around 216 CE, were a center of Roman social life and one of the great engineering triumphs of the 3rd Century. Sprawling over some 33 acres on Rome’s outskirts, the baths were a vast complex of business and entertainment establishments. At the center of everything were the baths themselves - a “frigidarium” (cold bath), several “tepidaria” (warm baths) and a “calidarium” (steam bath); most bathers passed through them in that order. Aqueducts fed thousands of gallons of mountain water into the system. Water for the tepidaria and calidarium  was heated by the wood-burning furnaces connected to a network of steam pipes beneath the floors.  The baths would remain in use until the 6th century when Goths destroyed aqueducts that supplied the baths with water. 

(Source: last-of-the-romans, via et-haec)

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apesoformythoughts:

Detail of mosaic floor, Domus delle Gorgoni (House of the Gorgons).
Ostia Antica.

apesoformythoughts:

Detail of mosaic floor, Domus delle Gorgoni (House of the Gorgons).

Ostia Antica.

(Source: ostia-antica.org, via mythologer)

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vesuvius:[erupts]
pliny:hic veni ut tempus bonum haberem et nunc ipsum vere oppugnatus sentio
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onestarbookreview:

“If written today this would be seen as fan fiction.”

onestarbookreview:

If written today this would be seen as fan fiction.”

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