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By Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1866.
art & photography
ancient world, Rome
No shortage of 19th century paintings with the Romans as subjects!
Indeed! Though annoyingly there is a shortage of Byzantine paintings. Probably because the neo-classical folk didn’t think much of that period.
The Byzantines got a very bad reputation and were ignored for a very long time, well into the 20th century.
Probably Norwich is the real person who changed that–although Asimov also wrote a history of Byzantium that I need to find and read.
© 2013 Mark Charan Newton