Caroline Vout teaches Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is ‘Classical Art: A Life History from Antiquity to the Present Day’ (Princeton University Press)
Rodin’s relationship with the Parthenon sculptures – and classical art in general – was far from straightforward
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