A fun, dark, and informative read on all the weird and gruesome ways that the Romans carried out capital punishment, from leopard maulings in the Colosseum to stabbings in the Forum to man-eating eels. Published 2021.
The Atlas of Ancient Rome, a gorgeous, new two-volume set edited by Andrea Carandini, promises to be an “authoritative archeological survey of Rome from prehistory to the early medieval period.” The slip-cased set is available now.
Rome Reborn, a digital model of Rome within the Aurelian Walls, is one of the most comprehensive representations of the ancient city ever assembled.
A rare & important micromosaic rectangular plaque, Italy, third quarter of the 19th century, colorfully depicting a Grand Tour scene featuring Europeans strolling about the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome, housed in a period gilt floral form frame, is of museum quality & would make an impressive addition to any fine household or collection….
Update, December 2018: Local authorities changed tack and decided NOT to impose an entry fee to the Pantheon. For now.
It all started with David.