You’ve probably heard of memory palaces before now, either from a schoolteacher espousing them as a study method or their recent popularity in TV shows such as Hannibal and Sherlock. When I visited Rome this earlier this month I had … Continue reading A Memory Palace of Rome: What Makes Us Remember?
The real Augustus may always be a mystery to us, so much of what we know about him is tainted in the character he sought to portray; the son of God, staunch defender of old traditions, the shepherd of the roman flock, defender of his people, and bearer of the torch of civilisation. Was this who he was? Continue reading Augustus: The Boy Who Became a God
At the beginning of January I spent a week touring the eternal city of the Caesars: Rome. As a lover of Roman history it was a dream come true, but my purpose there was not only for pleasure. It was … Continue reading Rome: Faded Splendor