Greco-Roman Columns

| July 14, 2009

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeThey are the current symbol of government, banking and finance, but did you know that there are 3 distinct styles of columns? The earliest and simplest of the columns are the Doric. They lack any decoration. Next are the Ionic columns,  more slender than […]

Villa de la Misteria (Villa of the Mysteries)

| July 3, 2009

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Ancient RomeI needed a villa in Pompeii to be the “Metellus” family vineyards and after some research, I found the “Villa de la Misteria” Click here to view it on Bing Maps It’s located northwest of Pompeii, just outside the city walls, in the foothills […]

Roman Influence in Today’s Culture: Wedding Traditions

| June 6, 2009

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Roman Influence in Modern Society

Ever wonder who started all these wedding traditions that most brides and grooms go through? And for what? What does it mean? It’s good luck. Yeah, if they only knew that it all started in pagan Greece and Rome.

Vesuvius then and now.

| May 28, 2009

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Ancient Rome

What did Vesuvius look like before it erupted in 79 AD?

Confessions of a history buff

| May 20, 2009

I didn’t study history in college. I’m not a teacher or professor. Why am I such a history buff?

Why I chose the setting of my novel

| May 19, 2009

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical FictionI’m a naturally curious person. I read something and start asking questions. My stories stem from the possible answers to those questions. In the book of Acts, after the Apostle Paul’s shipwreck he arrives in Italy: After three months we put out […]

Hello world!

| May 14, 2009

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Writing Christian Historical Fiction

Topics that will be covered: Early Christian Church and Roman Empire.