Category Archives: toga

The Cicero You Never Knew

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

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A Spanish Pompeii?

Sort of. At least it was a real Roman city with all the fixings and it was buried and lost to history for a thousand years. The difference is that Pompeii was covered up all at once by volcanic dust … Continue reading

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What Did Caesar Look Like?

This portrait bust of Julius Caesar has been found at the bottom of the Rhone River at Arles, France.   Photo from the CBC NEWS Archaeologists believe it was sculpted while he was still alive, perhaps two years before his … Continue reading

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A Roman Lady

She lay awake in bed and thought about the new day and what she would wear. It was still dark outside but all Rome was up. Everyone rose before daybreak. She could hear the crowds outside in the street, though … Continue reading

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A Man in a Toga

What did a Roman wear? Why, a toga, of course. Roman toga (public domain image) Wasn’t that a troublesome garment to walk around in? Yes, you had to readjust it constantly. Walking and talking with gestures messed it up. How … Continue reading

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