|Monreale mosaics, photo by Dennis Jarvis|
But he was a friend of Pompey’s; he would not have wanted to diminish the event, and so ... he preferred to use words to hide from what he saw. He preferred to have the half view. It enabled him, in the brutalities of the ancient world, to see and not see.
|Monreale cloister, photo by Per-Erik Skramstad|
Photo credits: Planetware; Wonders of Sicily