Lucius Cornelius Balbus and his 15 Minutes of Fame

June 27, 2011

Cross-posted from: Unusual Historicals

With the wicked Egyptian seductress dead, the Romans had every reason to believe the Republic would return to normal. Oh, some might argue that Cleopatra’s conqueror now meant to destroy the Republic and rule as king. Continue reading

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My Adventures With Ancient Maps

December 17, 2010

It was a gorgeous day to visit the nation’s capital, even with an inch of snow on the ground. Then again, any day that I get to visit the Library of Congress and use my shiny library card is a Continue reading

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