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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. No shortage of 19th century paintings with the Romans as subjects! 🙂

  2. Indeed! Though annoyingly there is a shortage of Byzantine paintings. Probably because the neo-classical folk didn’t think much of that period. 

  3. 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.