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Cesare Borgia, Il Principe
'The Borgias', history, aesthetically pleasing things adorer with a fondness to complex, ruthless characters.

♛ Cesare Borgia is my prince, my love, my hero - the only thing that never tires me ♛

Sun, 27th of July

c0ssette:

Georges de La Tour,St.Joseph (detail) c. 1635-1640

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Sun, 27th of July

marzimar:

ART HISTORY MEME:(1/6) themes or series or subjects:Orpheus and Eurydice

Desperately he tried to rush after her and follow her down, but he was not allowed. The gods would not consent to his entering the world of the dead a second time, while he was still alive. He was forced to return to the earth alone, in utter desolation. Then he forsook the company of men. He wandered through the wild solitudes of Thrace, comfortless except for his lyre, playing, always playing, and the rocks and the rivers and the trees heard him gladly, his only companions. But at last a band of Maenads came upon him….They slew the gentle musician, tearing him limb from limb, borne along past the river’s mouth on to the Lesbian shore; nor had it suffered any change from the sea when the Muses found it and buried it in the sanctuary of the island. His limbs they gathered and placed in a tomb at the foot of Mount Olympus, and there to this day the nightingales sing more sweetly than anywhere else. “

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Tue, 22nd of July

penthesileas:

THE ARTIFICE OF ETERNITY / music for the byzantine empire (requested by hesperos)

01. The Might of Rome - Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
02. Anon.: Ti aidonia tis Anatolis - Ensemble Constantinople
03. Armada - Mediaeval Baebes 
04. Trad.: Dinaresade - Ensemble Ony Wytars
05. Kassia: O synapostatis tyrannos (The Apostate Tyrant) - VocaMe
06. My Own Heart - Trevor Morris
07. All together, the Angels in the Sky - The Byzantine Choir of Greece
08. Rise a Knight - Harry Gregson-Williams
09. Manuel Chrysaphes: Lament for the Fall of Constantinople - Cappella Romana
10. Instrumental Lament II - Jordi Savall

LISTEN or KEEP

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Tue, 22nd of July

There is no hell. No heaven either. This world is what we make of it. - Cesare Borgia

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Fri, 18th of July
cesare borgia   s3   with 145 notes
Fri, 18th of July

Cesare Borgia or the man who would be king.

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Fri, 18th of July
❝ News of [Cesare Borgia’s] taking of Urbino sent a shock wave through the courts of Italy; the Montefeltros were one of the most prestigious of the signorial families and closely related to all of them. They were popular and established in the rule of their duchy, and the ease and speed with which they had been overthrown left their contemporaries stunned. While Cesare’s earlier successes could have been ascribed to French support and the presence of French troops, this time there could be no doubt that his coup was based on his own skill and initiative, commanding his own troops. Cesare’s contemporaries could no longer be in any doubt as to his abilities. While deploring Guidobaldo’s unwarranted overthrow, they could not help but admire, in Machiavelli’s words, ‘this stratagem and so much celerity joined with an extreme felicity’ ❞
—   Cesare Borgia: His Life and Times, Sarah Bradford (x)   —
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Fri, 18th of July
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Thu, 17th of July

30/? random screencaps from The Borgias

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