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jm-cornwell's picture
I chose this book because Hypatia the philosopher and mathematician was mentioned and I thought she would have a central presence in the story. She does and she doesn't. The new patriarch of the Catholic church was Cyril, a young Reader whose uncle, Theophilus, was dying and determined his nephew...
frank-sanello's picture
Busted! A vandal broke off the nose of the Virgin Mary in Michelangelo's Pietà. Imagine the U.S. government or a major religion taking a hammer to Michelangelo’s Pietà as a madman did in 1972 while shouting, “I am Jesus Christ—Risen from the dead!” Variations on that horrific scenario have been...