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INTRANTIBUS HIC DEOS PROPITIOS ET BASILIC[AE] HILARIAN NAE (supply OPTO) "I pray the gods be favourable to those who enter here as well as to the Basilica Hilariana (I.e. the Basilica of Hilarus"  Apotropaic mosaic at the threshold of a temple on the Caelian Hill shows Evil-Eye (with evil owl attached) being attacked by animals and pierced by a spear.

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Roman mosaic, entrance of Basilia Hilariana, Caelian Hill, Rome, I

Skeleton of a cup-bearer ~ Roman mosaic from Pompeii, 2nd c. BC

skeleton with wine jugs, Naples Museum — a two-for-one carpe diem and memento mori.

Guide to the classics: Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

Philipp Foltz, Pericles' Funeral Oration, wall painting at king Maximilian II of Bavaria's palace

Anton Koberger, pages from the Nuremberg Chronicles, 1493.  This complexe layout is ordered by the use of rules around the images into rectangles, which can be tightly fitted with the rectangle of type.

Anton Koberger, pages from the Nuremberg Chronicles, This complexe layout is ordered by the use of rules around the images into rectangles, which can be tightly fitted with the rectangle of type.

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