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A stained glass portrait of St Augustine

After Mary Beard’s list of important Romans, here’s mine…

Bees are carved at the base of columns by the High Altar at St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

If they thrive, it will show that we don’t have to accept the decline of this endearing creature

Virgil is wiser than Homer; Dickens is at his best in The Pickwick Papers