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Nature never breaks her own laws.   Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (14/15 April 1452[a] – 2 May 1519),[3] more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology,[4] and architecture, and he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. The Mona Lisa is the most famous of his works and the most popular portrait ever made.[5] The Last Supper is the most reproduced religious painting of all time[6] and his Vitruvian Man drawing is regarded as a cultural icon as well.[7] Perhaps 15 of his paintings have survived.[b] Nevertheless, these few works—together with his notebooks, which contain drawings, scientific diagrams, and his thoughts on the nature of painting—compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivalled only by that of Leonardo’s contemporary Michelangelo.

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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.    Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus

(AD 56 – after 117) was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire. The surviving portions of his two major works—the Annals and theHistories—examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors (AD 69). These two works span the history of the Roman Empire from the death ofAugustus in AD 14 to the years of the First Jewish–Roman War in AD 70. There are substantial lacunae in the surviving texts, including a gap in the Annals that is four books long.

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