¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 modern art. They were found in Hadrians [sic] villa at Tivoli where so much of artistic sculpture has been exhumed. Also a gilded statue of Hercules found in the Forum Boarium. A statue of the villainous Brutus, “tue quoque Brute”, who slew Caesar, and his face shows he could to it-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The next room is the philosophers room in the centre of which is a sitting figure, a little stiff, supposed to be that of Claudius Marcellus conqueror of Syracuse B.C. 212, well preserved- Around the walls on shelves are the busts of ninety three celebrated philosophers, poets, +c, all ancient- The second one on the left (top shelf) is Socrates, the fifth Aristides the orator, and the sixth Seneca, the ninth Lysias, and so on.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The next room is called the “room of the busts of the Emperors” where there is the most complete collection in existence commencing with Julius Caesar and which we study with much interest after having seen specimens of their art and architecture. Eighty or more of them arranged on two rows of shelves. As a ridiculous contrast, doubtless, in the centre of the room on a pedestal stands the (plaster) bust of Victor Emanuel, his pug nose long curving moustache and long slim “goatee” appearing a mere effigy amongst his