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Messalina caused Claudius to condemn to death a senator, Appius Silanus, who
had slighted her advances. This heightened tension between Emperor and
Senate and prepared the way for a reign of terror in which many senators were ...
Munch lived mainly in Berlin in 1892-95 and then in Paris in 1896-97, and he
continued to move around extensively until he settled in Norway in 1910.
Paintings of love and death. At the heart of Munch's achievement is his series of
This impoverished 25-year-old poet inspired Mussorgsky's two cycles of
melancholy melodies, Bez solntsa (Sunless) and Pesni i plyaski smerti (Songs
and Dances of Death). At that time Mussorgsky was haunted by the spectre of
death — he ...
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