Dr. Pasco-Pranger got to visit with the “Capitoline Venus” in Washington DC last month. The statue is based on a Greek original by Praxiteles that dates to around 360 B.C. The Capitoline Venus has left Rome only once before, seized by Napoleon in 1797 and carried to Paris.
Archive for July, 2011
A really good review of a new book by Christopher Krebs about Tacitus’ Germania. Will be reading some Tacitus in the advanced Latin course this fall, though not the Germania.