According to the traditional view, Santa Costanza was built under Constantine I as a mausoleum for his daughter Constantina (also known as Constantia or Costanza) who died in 354. His other daughter Helena, wife of Julian, who died in 360, was also buried here. Later it was dedicated as a church to Santa Costanza (Saint Constance), who was regarded as a saint. Excavations in 1992 discovered an earlier building beneath, and the existing building is now dated to around 350, in the reign of Helena’s husband, the Emperor Julian. Constantina had died in 354, and her sarcophagus was perhaps originally placed in the earlier building.
this is one of few things that I cannot look at without compulsively reblogging
I love this picture and I have no clue what the fuck is going on but oh my god
i don’t know what’s happening but it’s good
This picture makes little sense.
But I like. A lot.
Okay, so this is Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare. Anne is a woman, Viola, pretending to be a man (Cesario) and servent to Orsino, the guy on her right. He is trying to woo Olivia (on the left) Olivia thinks she is in love with Cesario (not knowing that he is really a she) and Orsino is having confusing feelings for his servent Cesario.
it’s been a while since I’ve read it, so I might be wrong about Olivia being in love with Cesario, but the rest is right.
IfI hadn’t read the comments….I’d totally see that as inspired by Utena….
I saw pics of this some time ago and swore it was Utena