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Navel-Gazing in Naples?: The Painting Behind the "Pompeii Philosophers"

Navel-Gazing in Naples?: The Painting Behind the "Pompeii Philosophers" Abstract: It is generally agreed that a mosaic in the Naples Museum represents a gaggle of philosophers in discussion; but their identity, and the location of the debate, are disputed. Two new arguments are here deployed to pin down the group as the Seven Sages, and the venue as Delphi. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Syllecta Classica Department of Classics @ the University of Iowa

Navel-Gazing in Naples?: The Painting Behind the "Pompeii Philosophers"

Syllecta Classica , Volume 27 – May 17, 2017

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Abstract: It is generally agreed that a mosaic in the Naples Museum represents a gaggle of philosophers in discussion; but their identity, and the location of the debate, are disputed. Two new arguments are here deployed to pin down the group as the Seven Sages, and the venue as Delphi.

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Syllecta ClassicaDepartment of Classics @ the University of Iowa

Published: May 17, 2017

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