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Re: byzantium, the real rome

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Thu, 30 Dec 1999 00:52:29 EST

In a message dated 12/29/99 5:18:15 PM Pacific Standard Time,
mbuzick writes:

<< Hello all, my name is michael buzick.i am somewhat of a history buff.I am
wondering to what extent the 'original' art of renaissance Italy/France was
the result of genuine 'enlightenment,' and how much is cheap caricatures of
masterpieces plundered from Byzantium by the ignorant savages of medieval
Europe? --- >>

Byzantine art had left the art of the ancient world by 1400. The renaissance
in Italy was fueled by the rediscovery of Greek/Roman art of the high
classical period 300BC to AD 300 {Around}. The growth of music however, and
food, and writing was given impetus by the expertise of Byzantine scholars
fleeing the fall of Byzantium, a fall made easy by the treachery of the

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