Sicilian Miscellany (June, 2013)

June 4, 2014

It’s been almost a year since I went to Sicily and took way too many photos. I’ve already posted some from the Villa Romana del Casale, Morgantina, and Aidone. Here are some other highlights:

 

Cappella Palatina, Palermo

Cappella Palatina, Palermo

Mosaic, Cathedral, Monreale

Mosaic, Cathedral, Monreale

Cloister, Monreale

Cloister, Monreale

Segesta, Sicily

Segesta, Sicily

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Quote of the Day: Gods, Money and Ships

April 27, 2010

In the fourth century as in the fifth, a city could not run a serious navy without taking a coldly instrumental attitude towards the assets of its gods.

– John K. Davies “Temples, Credit, and the Circulation of Money.” In A. Meadows and K. Shipton, eds., Money and its Uses in the Ancient Greek World (2001) 126.