Enchanted By Egypt: Egyptian Cultural Influences in the Roman Campagna

Although Rome conquered Egypt in 31 BC, Egypt and its culture had been fascinating the Latin peoples for centuries, generating considerable trade as far back as Alexander the Great and the beginnings of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.

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Imitatio Romae: similarities between Washington DC and the Eternal City

Every year, I live at least a month and a half in Alexandria, Virginia, a few miles from Washington DC (District of Columbia), a guest of dear friends. Even here in the US, the federal capital Rome is with me, it never leaves me. Yes, because DC (as the Americans call it) was designed and […]

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