For today's Through the Opera Glasses, here are two scenes from Spartacus, performed by the Bolshoi Ballet.
This is part of the lead-up to Thursday's Blogblast For Peace event.
Spartacus tells the story of a Roman slave who leads an uprising against the empire. In the first scene, a duel between a consul and Spartacus results in a show of mercy for one who has never shown mercy to others.
The following scene shows how wounded pride can fuel not only personal vendettas, but often lead to full-scale war.
On Nov. 5th I'm taking part in the Blogblast For Peace. Won't you join me?
"Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell
There God is dwelling too."
- William Blake