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Pirates Capture Cervantes

Cervantes had had enough of soldiering. He had seen some famous action in Lepanto but much more inaction on marches and in barracks. He was in the best years of his life and now he had made up his mind … Continue reading

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Greek Maidens

Caryatides are marble statues of women that take the place of columns in some famous Greek temples, such as the Erechtheum. Somebody’s good idea—to use a pretty woman to hold up a roof? Somebody’s MEAN idea. Vitruvius, the Roman architect, … Continue reading

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