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I'll be back after the "break" ...

June 4, 2007 No comments

It is now already a bit 'of days that I do not write anything on the blog, precisely since I was without internet (26 May 2007) I published only two articles related to misunderstandings with Telecom, but no news on the software or ideas and / or reflections personal.

The reason for this "long" silence?

Staying with more time available due to the lack of internet, I fixed the shelves of the living room and I scrutinized the titles of books that were placed upon ... yellow, adventure, fiction, and so much more ... but my eye It fell on a cover truly unattractive: a book of Colleen McCullough called "Caesar, the genius and passion."

A masterpiece of 555 pages. Fiction on the Roman world in the first triumvirate, the Gallic War, the rise of triumphs and of power, dignitas Caesar. The rebellion, the crossing of the Rubicon and the Civil War with Pompey and related hostile Roman hero. But also detailed descriptions of the battles, the tricks and strategies in large and small victories of one of the greatest and most memorable condottierei of all time.

As he told The New York Times:

The McCullough is beautiful .... his characters pulsate life!

I learned more about the Roman world (my passion since childhood) only in this book than in all the years in school. It becomes aware not only of history, but also, and especially, the daily reality of life in Rome and its provinces, the uses and customs.

Ahhhh what I loved the glorious Rome! smileys

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