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Blood and Beauty

I like Sarah Dunant’s writing very much, for its lucidity, sense of colour and also her careful attention to historical detail which grounds her characters in a believable and three- dimensional world. In Blood and Beauty, as has been remarked on by a number of reviewers (see for example Christobel Kent, 2 May 2013, The…

On the Capitoline

Roman Adventures- Part 1

Its been quite a while since I last had the opportunity to explore Rome by myself, on foot, and with no students in tow. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love teaching on site and find that taking students around a location I love gives quite a different energy to visiting a historic site, but…