The newest review bashing James Cuno’s argument in Who Owns Antiquity? is intelligent, well-written, maybe even poetic.
Through the vehicle of Cicero, Ingrid D. Rowland analyzes the validity of Cuno’s argument, and concludes it is “self-servingly flawed.” It’s a lengthy read, but a worthwhile one at that.
Read “Back to the Source: Who owns antiquity? Museums and the battle over our ancient heritage” by Ingrid D. Rowland on The Australian.
Rowland has just released her new book Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heritic. She tells the story of the pre-Galileo Italian who also had visions of the universe that were beyond his time. This fellow, however, was burned at the stake as a result. The book is getting good reviews, and should be worth checking out if you are interested in the society and space of sixteenth century Rome.