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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, since I was not exactly Internet (May 26, 2007) I have published only two articles relating to misunderstandings with Telecom, but nothing new 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 were placed upon ... yellow, adventure, fiction, and much more ... but my eye fell on a cover truly unattractive: a book by Colleen McCullough called "Caesar".

A masterpiece of 555 pages. Fiction in the Roman world in 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 civil war with Pompey and related hostile Roman hero. But the detailed descriptions of the battles of 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 gorgeous .... his characters throb life!

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

Ahhhh how much I loved the glorious Rome! smileys

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