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The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

Talk about being late to board the bandwagon, but I finally decided to read That Book. You know, That Book which was made into a movie and has a rabid fan-base which will bite off your ear if you insult it? 876 more words

Book Review

Augustus - John Williams (Books)

This week I picked John Williams’ Augustus back up. The novel is extraordinary in form and superbly written.

After the brutal murder of his great uncle Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power of Rome.

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The Moon and a Baptism

On a holiday in a naturist village in Southern France I had had a fantastic day going up the mountain path naked: climbing over boulders; walking through the woods; sitting in the sun on a warm, smooth rock with a sensational view. 677 more words


23 of September 63BC Augustus Born ‪#onthisday

Guess who was born today ‪#‎onthisday‬ 63 BC – ‪#‎Augustus‬, He was the founder of the ‪#‎RomanEmpire‬ and the First Emperor who ruled from 27 bc until his death 14 BC hope you enjoy stay groovy. ‪#‎history‬


63 BC - Augustus born

23 September – On this day

Gaius Octavius Thurinus who would become the first emperor of Rome known as Augustus was born. 82 more words


The Ara Pacis Augustae

Tne Ara Pacis Augustae, or altar of Augustan Peace,  is a 2000 year old altar that takes pride of place in one of the only contemporary buildings within Rome’s city centre, designed in the early part of this century by architect Richard Meier. 370 more words