Eating the Roman way

A boy holding a platter of fruits and a bucket of crab(?) in a kitchen with fish and squid, on the June panel from a mosaic depicting the months (3rd century) CC Commons – creator Sailko

Food is one of the most powerful ways of conveying information about characters. It shows readers not only […]

Io Saturnalia!

Now on eighth day of Saturnalia. The poet Catullus called it “the best of days.” In ancient Rome, private festivities of Saturnalia had expanded to seven days by the late Republic, but during the Imperial period it varied from three to five days. Caligula extended official observances to five. We do ten days in Roma […]

An alternate 'Christmas' - or not

Welcome to an unusual stop on the indieBRAG Christmas bloghop!

Throughout December, the B.R.A.G.Medallion authors are presenting readers with a seasonal blog tour.

In the UK and most of the Western world, we celebrate Christmas on 25 December. But ancient Romans started their festival on 17 December – today!

Saturnalia was THE most important […]

Saturnalia surprise - a winter party tale

Whatever your take on midwinter, there’s always a celebration and authors love to party! Historical fiction author Helen Hollick has arranged a terrific bash.

When you’ve read my contribution below, hop over and take a virtual glass with some of the others – list and links below. But don’t hop off before you’ve read […]

Winter greetings - Io Saturnalia!

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

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