Sunday picture - Villa Jovis, Capri

Villa Jovis, Tiberius’s palace on Capri, completed in AD 27 and from where he then ruled until his death in AD 37.

The entire complex spanned several terraces with a difference in elevation of about 40 metres and covered 7,000 m² (1.7 acres).

Reconstructions by Carl Weichardt (1846-1906), German architect – Das Schloß […]

Day at the Museum

No, not the reverse of the Ben Stiller movie, but a completely self-indulgent day at the Museum of London which is where I took these photos.

Whenever I view Roman rooms/galleries anywhere, I’m always struck by just how much ‘stuff‘ the Romans left behind. Moreover, what we’ve unearthed was what people threw away, dropped, left […]

RUBICON – 10 acclaimed authors, 10 Roman stories

 

STOP PRESS! Rubicon is now a ‘Discovered Diamond!’

“An engrossing mix of style, pace and subject: political, warfare, greed, sacrifice, alternative, mischief, humour… ” ———

A few months ago, I was invited to join a writing project organised jointly by the Historical Writers Association and Sharpe Books. Yesterday the result, a collection […]