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Barbarians at the Gate

A beautifully rendered church mosaic, a worn coin, a famous gold medallion — each bearing the images of men and women from Italy’s distant past. These representations were a common part of Prof. Massimiliano Vitiello’s Roman boyhood. But later, examining these same items with a scholar’s eye, Vitiello considered the stories behind these familiar faces … Continue reading Barbarians at the Gate