The statuary and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome has inspired us for centuries. Our own nation’s capital, with all its gleaming white marble, is a tribute to what we suppose an ancient city of grandeur ought to look like. Continue reading →
This is more than a little past my time period, but I cannot resist an ancient Roman sword-and-sandal epic and this one looks better than any recent such endeavor. This review makes it sound rather promising.
On August 24, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius exploded, killing thousands and burying Pompeii under a layer of ash. You might not think this is cause to celebrate, but the largest volcanic explosion in recorded history is apparently a holiday. Continue reading →