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Scipio was the man who finally beat Hannibal on the battlefield. Bronze bust of Scipio Africanus in the the Naples National Archaeological Museum (Inv. No. 5634), dated mid 1st century BC, from the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, modern … Continue reading
“The incense is in that bowl, Basílides,” said the Roman official. “When you are finished making your offering to the emperor, I will give you this certificate with my signature. Keep it with you and show it to any Roman … Continue reading
I knew a bar called Las Panderetas where bullfighters went and I had seen Nicanor Villalta sitting at a table in the corner one afternoon. I could have approached him right then but I wasn´t ready, and by the time … Continue reading
How would you like to rule the world? Charles V ruled it—the best part of it, which included Western Europe and America. Charles V at the Battle of Mühlberg by Titian He worked and worried day and night for forty … Continue reading
Name me a great Roman. Julius Caesar. Good. Name me another one. Um. Some gladiator—no, I know: Pontius Pilate. And Cicero? Do you know what one scholar says about him? “The influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature … Continue reading
A few days after his wedding Cervantes must already have suspected that he had made a mistake. His wife was cheerful and pretty and passably wealthy but he couldn’t stand her little town. How was he going to spend the … Continue reading