The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1485. Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

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Volume IV, Number 1 | winter 2011

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

—Oscar Wilde, 1891

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The Colosseum, attributed to Robert Eaton, c. 1855.
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Monumental Mistakes

2023:

Fitness instructor carves his girlfriend’s name into the Colosseum.

c. 1850:

Thompson of Sunderland makes his mark on Pompey’s pillar.

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