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Stealing the Severed (Greek?) Head of John the Baptist

The Italian Renaissance was spurred on by the arrival of Greek emissaries to the Council of Florence in the late 15th century but, as Allie Terry points out, Florentine dignitaries had been in close contact with their Greek neighbors for many years prior to the council. Apparently, for the Florentines, the humanist desire to return […]