COB-36: classical beauty

Nothing is more attractive than the grandeur that was Roman bureaucracy. Reading through the Roman Notitia Dignitatum will inspire any bureaucrat with longing to return to that spiritual home.  In that holy land, the Master of Offices managed these organizations: the first school of shield-bearers, the second school of shield-bearers, the school of senior gentiles, … Continue reading COB-36: classical beauty

art and letters

The Alexander Mosaic, as well as other later artistic and experimental evidence, shows that the visual conventions of writing affect art.  The Alexander Mosaic was found in a house buried in Pompeii in 79 GC when Mount Vesuvius erupted.   The mosaic is probably a copy of a painting that Philoxenos of Eretria made about 310 … Continue reading art and letters