I became interested in Roman history at a young age. “I Claudius” by Robert Graves snared me, the writings of Tacitus and Suetonius pushed me over the edge. Contemporary literature is lost on me, but tell me a good story that place in ancient Rome or Egypt, and we will be the best of friends.
“Pompeii: A Tale of Murder in Ancient Rome” was inspired, in part, by Lloyd C. Douglas’s “The Robe.” I always prefer a book with a bittersweet conclusion. The end of Douglas’s novel left me a little disheartened. I couldn’t help but wonder what if his noble young Roman hadn’t been so noble?
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Worry has never solved a problem, it only gives the problem weight, momentum, creditability.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. -Ovid
'He means well' is useless unless he does well. -Plautus
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. - Cicero