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Mark Cartwright
published on 30 September 2013

A marble herm bust of the Greek 4th century BCE orator Bias of Priene. Considered one of the seven sages his famous motto was 'Most men are bad'. Roman copy of the Hadrian period from a Greek original. (Vatican Museums, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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