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Of beauty at the time of the ancient Romans

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I have come from Miletos to Latmos

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on a white chariot

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drawn by four snow-white horses,

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all their trappings silver.

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I sailed from Alexandria in a purple trireme

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to perform sacred rites

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sacrifices and libations

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in honour of Endymion.

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And here is it.

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I now watch at

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Endymion’s famous beauty.

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Adapted from C. P. Cavafy, “Before the Statue of Endymion”

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Pictures on the performance of Gruppo Danze Antiche @ Roemerfest 2013. Shot with D800 + 70-200 VR-II. Click each picture to magnify it. Click here and here to watch two additional performances of “Danze Antiche” at Roemerfest 2013.

Danze Antiche at Roemerfest 2013 (Augusta Raurica, Basel, Switzerland) part 2

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Not only priestesses (click here for part1) at the Roemerfest 2013!

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The Roman ruins of Augusta Raurica got flooded with Arabian music …

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… and exotic belly dancers from the Gruppo Danze Antiche.

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At the rhythm of tambourines …

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…. and flutes …

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it was easy to forget of barbarians and Roman soldiers …

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All pictures shot with my D800 + 70-200 VR-II, click to magnify them!

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