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revised What was the League of Sublime and Perfect Masters?
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comment Were Greek columns hollow?
@Luke That hole is only a few cm deep, it doesn't go all the way through. It's where the glue that kept the pieces together went, the first picture shows this a lot better than I could explain it (the pieces in the middle aren't broken per se, they just aren't glued to each other any more).
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comment Were Greek columns hollow?
Bend, curve, bulge.
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comment Were Greek columns hollow?
Every broken column I've seen was solid. Hollow columns wouldn't make much sense, their only benefit would be if the columns were expected to buckle.
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comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
Miroslav my answer is nowhere near complete. For example, I'm not mentioning women wearing wigs (couldn't find a source as reliable and entertaining as Peppys' diary). Would you mind un-accepting it? If the question doesn't appear as resolved, it might inspire a more thorough answer in the future.
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answered Why did people in classicism use wigs?
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comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
@FelixGoldberg Found it, the suggestion that they shaved their heads to protect themselves from lice comes for Hans Zinsser's Rats, Lice and History (but, from what I gather it's more of a theory than fact).
Jun
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comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
@FelixGoldberg Yes, that's exactly what I mean. I'm looking for references, and if I find any I'll post an answer. Wikipedia mentions it, but... [citation-needed] ;)
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comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
Fashion and lice (the wigs didn't do much to protect against lice, but shaving your head did). Also, the practice started in the 16th century, at least in Europe.
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comment What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
(perhaps) interesting sidenote: The Averof was assigned to patrol duties in the Indian Ocean on August 1941, and thus became the first Greek warship to sail the Indian Ocean since Nearchos' campaign in 326 BC.