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Posted: May 19, 2013 in My site...my point of view

Vatican city is the smallest country in the world with a population of about 1000 people. The Vatican citizenry is consisted by the clergy who works in the service of Holy See, while most of the 2.400 lay workers who comprise the majority of the Vatican workforce reside outside the Vatican and are citizens of Italy (with the exception of some from other nations).

English: Walking to St Peter's Church in Vatic...

English: Walking to St Peter’s Church in Vatican City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Michelangelo

An Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and engineer of the HIGH RENAISSANCE. His versatility in the disciplines of his work was of such a high order that he is considered the RENAISSANCE MAN, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo Da Vinci.

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The School of Athens - fresco by Raffaello San...

The School of Athens – fresco by Raffaello Sanzio (w) Español: La escuela de Atenas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leonardo Da Ninci

He was an Italian Renaissance polymath. Painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician and many other features that characterized him. “His mind and personality seem to be superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote”. Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man 
is also regarded as a 
cultural icon.

Detail of Michelangelo's "The Last Judgem...

Detail of Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgement” (Sistine Chapel) Saint Bartholomew holding the knife of his martyrdom and his flayed skin. The face of the skin is Michelangelo’s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria d...

Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Venice (1485-90) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The gladiatorial shows were displayed as a means of social control. They were demonstrations of power and meanwhile a great example for citizens who refused to live according to moral and ethical values of their society.

Roman gladiators

Were usually slaves, prisoners of war or sentenced to death crooks. In some cases we can see some women gladiators. A variety of people attended the fights as well as the Emperor. The shows usually opened with wild animals raging against gladiators. There were several contests during the day and when the arena was full with blood the sand was replaced by a new layer and the show went on. However, objections from the Christian church led to the abolition of gladiatorial shows in about AD400.

a view inside the ancient Roman arena the Colo...

a view inside the ancient Roman arena the Colosseum , Rome, Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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