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 [...]
Basically, alternate history is a type of speculative fiction where stories are set in a world where historical events have unfolded differently from the way they did in the real world. The event that changed history (point of divergence or PoD) must be in the past from when the story is set and have affected [...]
In the past year in the UK, there has been a lot of talk on the news about “plebs”. I’m not offering any comment on that, but listening to media reports and reading social media gossip, I started to wonder if people knew where the terms came from. Ah! It’s those pesky Romans again. So [...]
A hearty winter greeting from Rome – have a great holiday! (Actually, it was taken in February 2012 at the time of the Great European Freeze a couple of weeks before my own study tour there, but doesn’t the Colosseum look good in snow?)
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Minchilli, http://www.elizabethminchilliinrome.com/2012/02/snow-day-rome.html