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Tag Archives: Virgil
1750: First Sleep, Second Sleep
That dreaming is a less sound species of sleep, appears from the familiar fact, which has probably been observed by every individual; viz. that the first sleep is much freer from it than the second. We retire to rest, fatigued … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 18th Century, 19th Century, A. Roger Ekirch, Abraham Rees, Africa, Art, Dreams, France, Homer, Painting, Sleep, Virgil Leave a comment
1842: Behold the Beast with the Sharpened Tail!
In cantos XVI and XVII of the Inferno, Dante and his guide Virgil meet the monster Geryon, who alights on the edge of the abyss after Virgil has summoned him. In front, he has the face of an innocent man, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 14th Century, 1840's, 19th Century, Art, Cryptids, Dante, Francesco Scaramuzza, Italy, Poetry, Printmaking, Virgil Leave a comment