The shell become Ionically architectural, volute and cornice, and mer-boy graffitum stump, honey light standing in for water: Follies of fertility, artifice, drought and neglect within and beyond the confines of the eighteenth century, at the sacred wood of the nymph Furrina ("Thievish"; "Dusky"), where Gaius Graccus had himself murdered by his slave, where Caesar entertained Cleopatra, in a Syrian sanctuary, given to Mussolini, and to the public, at the Villa Sciarra.