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Scipio Takes Command

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

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Why Learn Another Language?

I had been living in Spain for a few months, making lots of friends, trying hard to learn the new language, and having great fun doing it. I felt like Marco Polo. Living in a foreign country when you are … Continue reading

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Where Great Westerns Were Filmed

Drive a few miles north of Almería in Spain and things start to look oddly familiar, even if you come from Cleveland or Glascow. Photo by Domingo Leiva in El País This is the Tabernas Desert. But where could you … Continue reading

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