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How to write about Roman emperors, virtuous and vile

1 month ago   |   By TLS

I am writing prematurely here. But I have just “finished” and sent off my book on images of Roman emperors in the modern art and beginning to think on. “Finished” is a technical term. There will be all kinds of things still to do: respond to the readers' criticisms, sort out the captions to the pictures, frame the short conclusion... and God knows what. You see an ancient Augustus illustrated here as a celebration and as, I guess, a warning not to count one's chickens... !
Portrait of Emperor Augustus , 27 BC-AD 14 | Walters Art Museum , acquired by Henry Walters, 1913
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