Painting by Ahn Gyeon (안견/安堅), Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land (몽유도원도/夢遊桃源圖), 1447.


Cicero and Catilina

The image in the header is of the fresco Cicero in the Senate Accusing Catiline, painted in 1880 at the Palazzo Madama, in Rome, by Cesare Maccari, which depicts the famous orator denouncing Lucius Sergius Catilina as a traitor, for leading a major rebellion against the Republic in the year 63 BCE.
The Portuguese word catilinária still means, to this day, 'violent and/or eloquent accusation'.

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