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Roman Mosaic of a Greek Philosopher (Detail)

Detail of a Roman mosaic of the late 2nd or early 3rd century depicting the Greek Epicurean philosopher Metrodorus of Lampsacus (331–277 BC) accompanied by Greek text. Found in the Rue de la Grille in Autun (Augustodunum in Roman times), this is only a fragment of a large mosaic depicting several Greek philosophers. Musée Rolin, Autun, France.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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