elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
What was life like for the Romans who lived in Pompeii? History Extra investigates: C is for cafe cultureThe latest estimate reckons that there were about 200 cafes and bars in the town altogether – about one for every 60 residents. A counter usually ran along the street to catch the passing trade, selling cheap
Hello everyone, I have two new novels for you today. Enjoy! Caesar’s Not Here: The Inauguration of Pompey’s Theater by Alex Johnston Did you miss Marcus Mettius? I certainly did. Our favourite Roman salesman is one witty character who always finds himself in trouble. Usually because of Julius Caesar. But, as the title gives away,
Hello everyone, I have two history books, one more engaging than the other, to introduce to you today. So, let’s get started: Rome’s Revolution: Death of the Republic & Birth of the Empire by Richard AlstonOn March 15th, 44 BC a group of senators killed Julius Caesar, hoping this way to save the Republic. Instead,
Hello everyone, ready for today’s reviews? Here we go: The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World by George ProchnikI picked up The Impossible Exile because I wanted to know more about Stefan Zweig, who, to me, was only the author of a bunch of historical biographies, including one about Marie Antoinette.