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Spartacus - the ballet

SPARTACUS, THE gladiator who led a slave revolt against Rome, has inspired freedom fighters, film-makers, and a ballet by the Bolshoi.

Through the glass darkly

Back in 1997, when the Internet was beginning to change our lives in ways we never could have guessed, the media-savvy John Paul II decided this new invention needed a patron saint. For the honour, he chose Saint Isidore of Seville (560-636), a Doctor of the Church, and the last of those formidable scholars who salvaged what they could of the culture of the dying Roman Empire.

 

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