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An Alternative Atlas

14/09/2022 10:53 AM | Click to read full article

One of the Titans of Greek mythology, Atlas, was punished for revolting against Zeus, the supreme God. In Greek architecture, his stone-carved figure becomes a column, supporting the entablature of a building. A typical atlas, the book of maps, often has the image of Atlas, the Titan, on its cover holding together the pages of the world by his spine.

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