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The Laocoon Group from 1st century Italy

Hagesandros, Athenodoros and Polydoros of Rhodes Laocoon and his sons

Lacoon Group
Lacoon Group
c. 175-150 BC
Marble, height 242 cm (95 1/2 in)
Museo Pio Clementino, Vatican

This famous sculpture Group, now in the Vatican Museum, illustrates an episode in Virgil's Aeneid, Book II. It dates from about 25 B. C. but was discovered as late as 1506, when it was brought to the Vatican.

 

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Thomas de Mahy, marquis de Favras (1744-1790)
Thomas de Mahy
Thomas de Mahy


On his deathbed his last words were - "I see that you have made three spelling mistakes."
 

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Herb O Buckand has an enormous interest in the structure of threes and has been collecting and examining these concepts for years. He has an exciting website for his Threseology Research Journal located at http://www.threesology.org. Here he delves into concepts in threes in many different areas. He is a true generalist.

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