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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 (May 26, 2007) I have published only two articles related to misunderstandings with Telecom, but no news on the software side or ideas and / or thoughts personal.

The reason for this "long" silence?

Staying with more time available due to the lack of internet, I fixed the shelves in the living room and I scrutinized the titles of the books that you were leaning over ... yellow, adventure, fiction, and much more ... but my eye fell on a cover in truth unattractive: a book by Colleen McCullough titled "Caesar, the genius and passion."

A masterpiece of 555 pages. Narrative on the Roman world during the first triumvirate, the Gallic War, the rise of the triumphs and power, the dignitas of Caesar. The rebellion, the crossing of the Rubicon and the civil war with Pompey and related hostile Roman hero. But the minute descriptions of the battles, the tricks and strategies in the 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 throb life!

I learned more about the Roman world (my great passion since childhood) only in this book than in all the years in the school environment. He is aware not only of history, but also, and most importantly, the daily reality of life in Rome and its provinces, customs and costumes.

Ahhhh how much I loved the glorious Rome! smileys

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