The Holkham hall bust of Thucydides, tr. from [Die Bildnisse des Thukydides] by A. Napier

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Page 7 - Antique sculptures decorated not merely the niches of the Casino, which even in its ruined condition still excites the admiration of travellers, but were scattered among its shady walks. The slopes of Monte...
Page 7 - ... came from Tivoli. By far the greatest number of portrait-busts with Greek inscriptions which have come down to us...
Page 7 - Popolo, shortly after his elevation (1550) to the Papal Chair. In the middle of the 16th century this villa with its grounds was reckoned among the Mirabilia of the city.
Page 7 - Parioli, which formed a part of the grounds, were covered with extensive vineyards, a special ornament of which was a vine-covered arcade, flanked by eighteen Hermae.

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