Snake Charming, Serpent Symbolism & Slithery Politics in the Ancient World

January 10, 2012

 

The heroine of my novels, Cleopatra Selene, is the daughter of the much more famous Cleopatra VII of Egypt, the notorious Queen of the Nile who is best known for having committed suicide by way of clutching a venomous Continue reading

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Parallels between Joseph’s Story and Egyptian Mythology

October 3, 2011

Today, I welcome fellow historical fiction author Anna Patricio to talk to us about a period of Egyptian history I don’t know as well as I’d like to. Anna is a fellow lover of ancient history, with a particular interest Continue reading

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The Mystery of Monuments…

July 12, 2011

Augustus Caesar’s most lasting monument is the Ara Pacis, a monument to peace. It’s a splendid work of propaganda, and one could spend a lifetime unraveling all its hidden symbols and meanings. After having defeated Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Continue reading

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