Saturday, May 17, 2008

More Capitoline

Our trip to the Capitoline produced a host of images worth putting on the blog and so I selected some the highlights for the folks back home.

This is the famous sculpture of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. It was originally located outside of the two Capitoline Museums in the Piazza del Campidoglio, but in the 1990s a replica was erected and it was moved inside the Palazza dei Conservatori.

The emblematic sculpture of Medusa is also located in the Palazza dei Consrevatori.

I found this bronze horse striking. The plaque at its feet explains that it is roughly five hundred years older than Jesus.

And, of course, I must, as a rhetorician, include the bust of Cicero. Socrates, Plato, and some other rhetorically interesting figures also have busts at the Palazza Nuovo, but none are quite as interesting to me.

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