It comes from the phrase in Latin, “Where are you going?” The story goes that the Apostle Peter, fearing the coming persecution from Emperor Nero following the burning of Rome, fled the city from the Porta Appia. 1,165 more words
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A public art competition sounds like a good thing, in the abstract. (Thanks, folks, I’ll be here all week.) On the other hand, people like me tend to think that context counts for a lot. 2,223 more words
Welcome back! To kick off our Nobel journey, I’m bringing you a pretty hefty historical novel – ‘Quo Vadis?’, by Henryk Sienkiewicz.
First published in 1895, it comes from a Polish writer whose spotless Catholicism is perhaps best indicated by the fact that, at his funeral in 1916, Pope Benedict XVI made a personal address! 394 more words