This is one of the fascinating scenes from Trajans Column in Rome. It shows an Auxillary soldier holding a head in his mouth. What it suggests is that he is a celt, possibly from Britain, Gaul or Spain who has been recruited into the army and is now fighting in Dacia.
There is no game like an old game. Fox and Geese is a Medieval game which fell out of favour in the Tudor period but still holds its own as a board game today. What is exciting about both these games is that they are asymmetric. One Fox against sixteen geese. The Geese want to… Continue Reading
I have been interested in TS Eliot for a long time and finally decided to start reading his books seriously. He was of course a genius whose literary merit I struggle to come to terms with. I think the it is very important just to admit these things. I am good at what I do… Continue Reading
A fascinating Victorian toy.