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  • It has twenty-four columns of Carystian (cipollino) marble, with capitals probably of Byzantine work with swelling acanthus leaves; but the rest of the church is due to native architects.
  • The greater part of its body is covered by a pattern of acanthus leaves, but on the shoulder is a frieze showing nomads breaking in wild mares, our chief authority for Scythian costume.
  • ACANTHUS (the Greek and Latin name for the plant, connected with atc?, a sharp point), a genus of plants belonging to the natural order Acanthaceae.
  • The best - known is Acanthus mollis (brankursine, or bears' breech), a common species throughout the Mediterranean region, having large, deeply cut, hairy, shining leaves.
  • Another species, Acanthus spinosus, is so called from its spiny leaves.

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