By Sorcha Carey
One of many earliest surviving examples of "art history," Pliny the Elder's "chapters on paintings" shape a part of his encyclopedic Natural History, accomplished almost immediately sooner than its writer died through the eruption of Vesuvius in advert seventy nine. this significant new paintings reassesses Pliny's dialogue of artwork, revealing how paintings is used to expound the Roman imperial time table which dominates the paintings as an entire.
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