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Nero and Wine

Monday, 24 May 2021 09:53

The "Wicked Emperor" in the book below is Nero. Falsh forward to last week.
"The Arch of Nero" by Thomas Cole sold for $15 million at a Sotheby's auction.

Book Review: A few weeks back, Ciao Asheville suggested 
"A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" by Emma Southon.

Italian Books, Pizza and Wine

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 09:49

The Renaissance in Florence was documented by scholars scribes and artists. At the heart, was Vespasiano da Bisticci. Born 1422, he was called then and now, "the king of the world's booksellers." At a time when books were made by hand, Vespasiano produced hundreds of volumes from his bookshop.