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Nero and Wine

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.

nero-arch.jpgThis history of murder in Rome was described by NYT as very entertaining.

I am about 80 pages in, and I must agree. The writing is always witty and, more than occasionally, laugh out loud funny.  It is not yet clear how Romans stack up with contemporary cultures, but I can say they had, well, issues. The Romans had a real problem getting their helmets around, as Inspector Lestrade would say, "willful murder." All of which makes you question when a review of wine or anything says "dates back to Roman times" is a good thing. And I am pretty sure, the author will have something to say about Nero!

Think Nero. Drink Casadei!