Tag Archives: Rome

Exodus

We  used to live by an ancient Roman road where the chalk gave way to clay then to grandfather’s fertile garden   lemon trees and vines. Now we walk in the footprint of the Legions passed the iron age fort … Continue reading

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Banishment by Ovid and Me

When the saddest memory comes to mind, of that night, my last hour in the city, when I recall that night when I left so much so dear to me, even now tears fall from my eyes. The day was … Continue reading

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The Lust for Power

Well folks, Donald Trump rolls on toward obtaining the nomination of the party of Lincoln while his two main rivals Cruz and Rubio continue to split the Trump opposition between them. Now I consider Rubio, our junior Senator from Florida … Continue reading

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On the Application of Military Power in the National Interest

O Lucius Paulus! What are we doing here amongst these tribes bearing Rome nothing but enmity driving us normally benevolent men to increasing harshness? Thick as flies these little people stubborn, with studied animosity beyond all reason and human patience … Continue reading

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Marius and the Volunteer Army

Standard of the IV Cohort XXIV Legion At Cannae, in Southern Italy, the Army of the Roman Republic faced Hannibal in the 2nd Punic War. At the time a Roman citizen could not “join” the Army; it was an honor … Continue reading

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86, via Condotti

Crisp and clear it was that day befitting Roman January strolling down the Spanish steps to buy the International Tribune. Planned a quiet morning out to share a moment with the gods a coffee and the Sunday paper  to sit … Continue reading

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On Hope and Change

by toritto Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus The soldiers loved the little boy son of famed Germanicus Commander of the Roman legions camped along the River Danube. A little boy dressed in the part of soldier in his father’s army … Continue reading

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