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.
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
I have a talk coming up in March that quite frankly is scaring me to death. I have to give a series of forty minute talks to some ….. teenagers! (Dan Dan Daaa!) So yes I am brushing up on my Classical knowledge. As a young and foolish man I really hated the Classics in… Continue Reading