Papua New Guinea - 1996
Papua New Guinea - 1996
signorcasaubon:“Thessalonica is a large and populous city, in the province of Macedonia. In consequence of sedition there, the anger of the Emperor [Theodosius] rose to the highest pitch, and he gratified his vindictive desire for vengeance by unsheathing the sword most unjustly and tyrannically against all, slaying the innocent and guilty alike. It is said seven thousand perished without any forms of law, and without even having judicial sentence passed upon them; but that, like ears of wheat in the time of harvest, they were alike cut down.
Anthony Van Dyck - Saint Ambrose Barring Theodosius I from Milan Cathedral; National Gallery, London, England; c.1620
When Ambrose heard of this deplorable catastrophe, he went out to meet the Emperor, who—-on his return to Milan—-desired as usual to enter the holy church, but Ambrose prohibited his entrance, saying “You do not reflect, it seems, O Emperor, on the guilt you have incurred by that great massacre; but now that your fury is appeased, do you not perceive the enormity of your crime? You must not be dazzled by the splendor of the purple you wear, and be led to forget the weakness of the body which it clothes. Your subjects, O Emperor, are of the same nature as yourself, and not only so, but are likewise your fellow servants; for there is one Lord and Ruler of all, and He is the maker of all creatures, whether princes or people. How would you look upon the temple of the one Lord of all? How could you lift up in prayer hands steeped in the blood of so unjust a massacre? Depart then, and do not by a second crime add to the guilt of the first.
The Emperor, who had been brought up in the knowledge of Holy Writ, and who knew well the distinction between the ecclesiastical and the temporal power, submitted to the rebuke, and with many tears and groans returned to his palace. The Emperor shut himself up in his palace and shed floods of tears…”;
From Theodoret’s Ecclesiastical History
When Weed Grew Wild in Williamsburg
South Tyrol, Italy ↝ Eva Lechner - If you love this beautiful picture, like it. We post stuff just like this every day on Facebook. Like us by clicking here: http://on.fb.me/1bgLOYJ - You won’t regret it.
E.O. Hoppé, Ruby Lorraine, 1918
Only YOU can prevent oil pipeline spills, since 80 percent of the time companies miss them.
Henri Matisse, La Danse (1909) / Vampire Weekend, Cousins (2010)
The Imprisonment of Napoleon Bonaparte on St. Helena by an unknown Japanese author, 1815-20.
Wonder how Edo era Japanese made historical and political sense of the whole episode of Bonapartism, or, for that matter, the French Revolution…
Kieser lived in Frankfurt, Germany, from 1609-1630 and worked as a book publisher. The above woodcut is a copy of Hans Holbein’s original woodcuts as part of the Dance of Death. Kieser included it in his Icones Mortis Sexagenta Imaginibus referring to the 60 pictures. — Shades and Shadows.
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