I should have paid more attention to my world history class in college. I know we talked about the French Revolution. But Dr. Longfellow, I'm sorry, I just don't remember much about it. I do remember reading a novel about the French Revolution for Dr. Longfellow's class that had Jacques-Louis David's painting "The Death of Marat" on the cover; of course, I don't remember the name of the novel (Found it! The Gods Will Have Blood, by Anatole France). Danton was a contemporary of Marat. In Danton, there is a scene in David's studio, where Robespierre poses for a painting. In that scene we see an unfinished "Death of Marat."