The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 26
This is a particularly long chapter covering several interesting topics. Twain begins by discussing the phenomena of discovery, giving several examples throughout history, and saying it confers the greatest of pleasures. He then provides a portrait of America through the ideas of an invented modern Roman. Twain then takes us on a visit to St Peters Cathedral. He is nearly over whelmed by it's size. He follows this with a discussion of the difference between Roman "barbarians" who threw Christians to the lions versus the enlightened Christians and their Inquisition. Finally, we take a tour of the Coliseum, as a monument and as a theater.
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