Classical expectations are reinforced in the Bible, but clearly fade by New Testament times, when Jesus uses attitudes towards Samaritans in his teaching. By the 19th century, hospitality has been lost.
Three classical myths – Atlas turned to stone, Philemon and Baucis, and Leto and the Lycians turned into frogs. Why you should always show hospitality to strangers.
Rome saved from invasion of Lars Porsena and his Tuscans/Etruscans, by the bravery of one man, Horatius Cocles.
Lucretia’s rape and suicide, painted by Veronese, Artemisia Gentileschi, Rembrandt, and Kneller, and a wonderful David.
Paintings of the Frog Prince and variants by Marianne Stokes, Kolo Moser, and Pierre Bonnard. Medea by Sandys and Waterhouse.
He continued to paint religious works and folk tales after his spell in Kiev painting frescoes in the cathedral there.
Described as a Symbolist, he painted a wide range of Russian and Slavic folk tales, and was a friend of Ilya Repin.
During this period spent mainly in Florence, he learned from the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci, who was there at the same time. Raphael’s own style emerges.
Some of his earliest independent paintings, including two wonderful pairs based on legend and contemporary literature.
She proves unfaithful to King Arthur, in her public affair with Sir Lancelot. But he may not have exactly been loyal to her either.