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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 718 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 sit for hours and not weary of admiring this splendid and unrivaled work-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The “rape of the Sabines” is a spirited group illustrating a painful and disgraceful fact in roman [sic] history when the hansome Sabine women living on the Tiber here were enslaved by a new Roman Emperor to improve the race and physique of his soldiery-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The hansome “Apollo Belvidere” [sic] also stands in a small room alone supposed to have been brought from Greece by Nero- Both arms are modern restorations- It was discovered in the fifteenth century in the ruins of the Roman Emperors at Porto d’ Anzio.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 A very similar statue is that of Meleager the hero of Calydonia found in the Caesarian Gardens outside Porta Portese-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 A great many of the fine statues, busts and mosaics were found in the extensive ruins of Hadrians [sic] Villa near Tivoli. One room the “room of the masks” is entirely devoted to them, besides being scattered all through- The stooping Venus, and Faunus [sic] are excellent-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Many large Sarcophagii are particularly interesting, excavated from various places along the high-ways leading out of Rome- Elaborately carved in marble with alto relievo extending (in many instances) entirely around them with historical and mythological illustrations-

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 [-Rape of the Sabines-]

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