Moive Reivew: Pompeii

| February 23, 2014

When I first saw that someone made a movie on Pompeii, I thought it had to be one of two novels of that title: Pompeii by Robert Harris or Pompeii – City on Fire by T.L. Higley  It was neither. At that point, I was curious. Having done so much research on Pompeii and the […]

So Many Gods

| October 18, 2011

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series History of Religion and the Christian Church

In doing research for my novel, Deo Volente! (God Willing): Love in the First Century, I had to study Roman Mythology. The Romans stole the gods from the Greeks. The objective of having so many gods was to explain natural phenomena. There was a god for everything and a festival for every god.

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 […]

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?