Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus. This statue is of Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus. From the Flavian era, copied from the Greek original about 240-230 BC. This statue, discovery in Rome in 1541 , was a gift of Pope Pius IV to Cosimo I de Medici in 1579 Was collocate at the end of Ponte Vecchio (Pitti side) and finaly moved under the Loggia in 1841.
• Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved? •