Wednesday, February 14, 2007

You mean she didn't look just like Liz Taylor?

I heard this years ago.

"The notion that Cleopatra was not in Taylor's league was hailed as a revelation in British newspapers on Valentine's Day, though the image is hardly a discovery."

I love scientific discoveries that have, in fact, been know by people for centuries. The article quotes Plutarch on Cleopatra: "her actual beauty, it is said, was not in itself so remarkable that none could be compared with her."

So if Plutarch knew just a century after Anthony/Cleopatra, then how is this a "revelation"?



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