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Salve Allegra,

Yes, the miniature letter in the manuscript of Petrarca and the "illustration" that goes with the work of Boccaccio are stunning examples of 14th and 15th century illuminated manuscripts. The "Dark Ages" as they are called in Europe weren't so dark after all ;-)

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Ancient manuscripts
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Ancient manuscripts

Salvete, I have a welcoming present for all members of the new forum :!: This is an utterly amazing site that contains scans of ancient manuscripts of Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman and Medieval literature. It has good explaining notes and the site's overall structure is very...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Ancient manuscripts
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Prime mover of conquest ?

Salvete, When we think of Rome, we think of conquest, we think of wars in every corner of the known world, but what was the most important reason of this expansion, what was the prime mover of the Roman conquest ? Several opinions that have already been put forward: Theodor Mommsen stated t...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Prime mover of conquest ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Salve Locate, Atticus is quite right about this, the Classic Republic began at 264, with the first Punic War. This obliged Rome to build a navy and meant the start of their conquest of the entire Mediterranean area (concluded in 133 when Pergamon joined the empire by testament. Besides a gia...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Women
Replies: 16
Views: 12716
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