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This one makes you smaller…

For the last 18 years, Jacksonville artist Richard McMahan has been creating miniature (3-10′) versions of artistic landmarks, from the very ancient to the most modern.

(more or less actual size)

1,100 of his works were recently on display at the Library of the College of Charleston.  You can see them here and here.  (And you can see them being seen here.)

As we focus our magnifiers, we might recall that it was on this date in 324 that Constantine I (aka Constantine the Great) defeated his last rival, Licinius, at the Battle of Chrysopolis, thus ending the Tetrarchy that had been born with Diocletian– and making Constantine the sole emperor of the Roman Empire, which cleared the way for his banishment of pagan sacrifice and his confiscation of pagan riches, which he used to build Christian churches.

Constantine I

Happy Birthday, Samuel “Patriotism is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel” Johnson!

Written by LW

September 18, 2008 at 1:01 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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