Our first encounter with Romans is often a film or TV series depicting soldiers marching in armour, being tough, shouting and thrusting a sword into some barbarian in a dark, wet and enemy-infested wood. Or perhaps we think about the ruins left of magnificent imperial or public buildings?
But what about the calmer side of [...]
My thanks to Liz Harris for inviting me to be part of the My Writing Process blog tour. Her own blog is so engaging and full of photos (www.lizharrisauthor.com). Do go and visit, but not quite yet.
So, I have to answer four questions…
What am I working on? I’ve just finished the revisions to [...]
A post about darkness and light to market the longest night in the northern hemisphere…
“The Fall of the Roman Empire” was a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason and Christopher Plummer. Emperor Marcus Aurelius was dying and did not want his unpleasant son Commodus to succeed him. [...]
What does Roma Nova look like? It’s an alpine country with lower lying valleys a few small towns (Castra Lucilla, Brancadorum, Aquae Caesaris) and a river city full of columns, a forum, Senate house and temples.
Roma Novans don’t have a different name for their capital; like the ancients, they just call in [...]
Over the past 8 months, readers have become very interested in Roma Nova and its people; some have wanted to sign up to live there! I thought I’d share some of the questions they’ve asked…
Why does the heroine change name? Carina is Karen’s real name. Her mother, who ran off to marry William Brown [...]