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1,600-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript of the Aeneid Digitized & Put Online by The Vatican

22/10/2017 Σχολιάστε

 

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July 15th, 2016

It’s fair to say that every period which has celebrated the literature of antiquity has held epic Roman poet Virgil in extremely high regard, and that was never more the case than during the early Christian and medieval eras. Born in 70 B.C.—writes Clyde Pharr in the introduction to his scholarly Latin text—“Vergil was ardently admired even in his own day, and his fame continued to increase with the passing centuries. Under the later Roman Empire the reverence for his works reached the point where the Sortes Virgilianae came into vogue; that is, the Aeneid was opened at random, and the first line on which the eyes fell was taken as an omen of good or evil.”

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Beautiful Books & Prints – Europeana Pinterest

14/12/2013 Σχολιάστε
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WATCH: A 90-Year History of TIME Covers in 120 Seconds

13/03/2013 Σχολιάστε

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By Olivia B. Waxman TIME March 01, 2013

 

Did you know TIME didn’t always have a red border? It’s true. Back in March of 1923, when the magazine first hit newsstands, the cover was a white affair. A few years later, the border switched to red; a few years after that, in hopes of compensating for an editorial oversight, the “Person of the Year” franchise was born, to ensure Charles Lindbergh’s face appeared on the cover after his famous flight across the Atlantic.

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Beautiful Books & Prints

27/10/2012 Σχολιάστε

A prelate is a senior clergyman and dignitary. This text dates from 1763. – (Public Domain) http://blog.europeana.eu/2012/08/europeana-top-five-july-2012/

A prelate is a senior clergyman and dignitary. This text dates from 1763. –
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The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

26/08/2012 Σχολιάστε

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by Emily Temple. Posted on 2:30 pm Wednesday Jul 4, 2012

A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence. Selexyz Bookstore, Maastricht, Holland

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The top 100 books of all time

29/06/2011 Σχολιάστε

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Full list of the 100 best works of fiction, alphabetically by author, as determined from a vote by 100 noted writers from 54 countries as released by the Norwegian Book Clubs. Don Quixote was named as the top book in history but otherwise no ranking was provided.

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