Villa Oplontis: Shedding Light on Ancient Rome (September 2017)

This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018.             In 2016, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, visitors were shocked to encounter a marble sculpture of a satyr and Hermaphrodite, their limbs entangled in a beautiful, sexual and violent scene. It was one among several sculptures that would have…

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