-Vergil’s Aeneid, II 49, “Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they are bearing gifts”
This is of course when Laocoon is trying to convince his fellow Trojans to destroy the horse that the Greeks had left as a ‘gift’. The line right before this quote reads: “Equo ne credite, Teucri!- Do not trust the horse, Trojans!”
I hate all of the politics that go along with objects that are on loan to museums.
I’m doing a research project on a few Minoan seals that are at the Met, but one of the seals is being loaned…So it’s basically impossible to find out any specific information on it because the museum is like “The Museum if very grateful to its friends who generously lend items from their collections for the benefit of all visitors. All of the information which such lenders wish to share with the public is contained on the wall plaques.” aka, I get no information. ugh! It’s gotten to the point where the Met is putting on display objects that are largely thought to be frauds, solely because a certain donor who is often kind to the museum donated it.
Also, I apologize for hardly blogging lately. I’ve been so busy with ^, other school things, and work. But, I quit my job today! and thus, I will be able to actually enjoy my life a bit and blog more!