Lisa Betz

About me

I am a freelance writer, blogger and playwright with a particular interest in ancient Rome. I recently finished the draft of a historical suspense novel set in first-century Antioch, and I’m now in the early stages of developing a mystery set in mid-first century Ephesus.
When not writing, I am reading historical fiction, directing a drama or taking a hike in the woods.

From my website

That Royal Diadem

D is for Diadem What do you picture when you hear the word diadem? Something like this? Or this? Or this? Our word diadem comes from the Greek word diadema, meaning band or fillet. A diadem was worn by ancient monarchs as a symbol of their status. In ancient times…

Confessions of a Multitasking Failure

Photo Credit: vrot01 via Compfight cc O, to be a successful multitasking woman! A modern woman should be able to simultaneously cook dinner, fold laundry and help the kids with their math homework. (Assuming an educated person over twenty-five is able to comprehend how math is taught in elementary schools…

Sailing without a compass

C is for Compass In today’s world we navigate with the aid of GPS, radar, sonar and other high-tech stuff. Even technological troglodytes like me, who don’t have GPS or a smartphone, can consult Googlemaps and know the exact route we need to take and even view photos of what…

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