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By Marty Noble, Creative Haven

Woven from luxurious motifs encouraged via the weather of nature, paisley styles derive from a centuries-old paintings culture. Colorists will get pleasure from hours of artistic excitement with this all-original gallery of paisley designs — 30 full-page illustrations swirling with stunning natural topics.

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Cicero described the ludi scaenici theatrical performances watched by citizens as “maxime casti, solemnes, religiosi ” (“chaste, solemn, and holy”; Har. resp. 12). In contrast, other authors, including Lucretius and Dionysius of Halicarnassus, characterized the kinetic parade of foreign, slave, and freedmen participants as raucous, foreign, and loud. Lucretius writing in the first century BCE gave a lively depiction of the human participants and viewers: The Galli come: And hollow cymbals, tight-skinned tambourines Resound around to bangings of their hands; The fierce horns threaten with a raucous bray; The tubed pipe excites their maddened minds 34 Diane Favro In Phrygian measures; they bear before them knives, Wild emblems of their frenzy, which have power The rabble’s ingrate heads and impious hearts To panic with terror of the goddess’ might.

Republican worthies demonstrated the principle of “nothing to hide” by selecting prominent hilltop sites for their houses; Cicero boasted about his residence on the Palatine, “My house, gentlemen, stands full in view of well-nigh the whole city” (Dom. 100). Other important individuals drew attention by riding in carriages such as the pilentum, which elevated them above the teaming crowds clogging Rome’s streets. The right to such a highly visible position was awarded as a special honor. For example, the state acknowledged the generosity of Rome’s matrons who donated their jewelry during a conflict by conferring upon them the right to drive to sacred festivals and games in a carriage, and on holy days and work days in a two-wheeled cart (Liv.

C. Gracch. 3. The painting Spring by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema (1894) provides an evocative, if Victorian, rendition of a Roman processional audience crowding every urban surface in order to get a good view. A scene from a modern historical novel reverses the viewing, with an Imperial triumphator looking at his paramour who watches the parade from an upper window; Davis 1998, 169–71. Contemporary spatial explorations in architecture and urban design draw heavily upon the writings of Heidegger and Lefebvre; Yoko 1996.

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