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Francesco Tanganelli - Praesidium domus familiaeque. Stories and images of dogs from the classic age

Lecture in Italian - Vasari Auditorium – 13th March 2019

Francesco Tanganelli leads us through a journey into the classic age to discover the longest lasting friendship in history: that between man and dog. Starting from archaeological works depicting man's best friend, recent studies attempted to identify the phenotypes of dogs at that time so as to outline a possible evolution of the species. Enriched by texts and curious anecdotes, the paper aims to interpret the type of relationship between man and dog, which has been going on since centuries.

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