italianartsociety:

Italian sculptor Giovanni Battista Maini died on this day in 1752 in Rome at age 62. Born in the Lombard town of Cassano Magnano, Maini arrived in Rome around 1708, making a name for himself and even earning a caricature from Pier Leone Ghezzi in 1749. Maini made a number of sculptures for major Roman churches, including S. Agnese in Agone, New St. Peter’s, S. Maria Maggiore, and S. Giovanni in Laterano. He also designed the Oceanus group for the Trevi Fountain, making the drawings and full-scale stucco models, which were realized in marble by Pietro Bracci (d. 1773).
For more on Maini, see: Flavia Ormond. “Maini, Giovanni Battista.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.[http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T053248] and Jennifer Montagu in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 67, who gives his death date as July 23.
Tomb of Cardinal Neri Corsini, 1733-1734, S. John Lateran, Rome 
Oceanus, Pietro Bracci after design by Maini, 1760-65, Fontana di Trevi, Rome
Trevi Fountain, Rome. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 
Pier Leone Ghezzi, Portrait of Giovanni Battista Maini, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund, 72.93
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italianartsociety:

Italian sculptor Giovanni Battista Maini died on this day in 1752 in Rome at age 62. Born in the Lombard town of Cassano Magnano, Maini arrived in Rome around 1708, making a name for himself and even earning a caricature from Pier Leone Ghezzi in 1749. Maini made a number of sculptures for major Roman churches, including S. Agnese in Agone, New St. Peter’s, S. Maria Maggiore, and S. Giovanni in Laterano. He also designed the Oceanus group for the Trevi Fountain, making the drawings and full-scale stucco models, which were realized in marble by Pietro Bracci (d. 1773).
For more on Maini, see: Flavia Ormond. “Maini, Giovanni Battista.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.[http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T053248] and Jennifer Montagu in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 67, who gives his death date as July 23.
Tomb of Cardinal Neri Corsini, 1733-1734, S. John Lateran, Rome 
Oceanus, Pietro Bracci after design by Maini, 1760-65, Fontana di Trevi, Rome
Trevi Fountain, Rome. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 
Pier Leone Ghezzi, Portrait of Giovanni Battista Maini, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund, 72.93
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italianartsociety:

Italian sculptor Giovanni Battista Maini died on this day in 1752 in Rome at age 62. Born in the Lombard town of Cassano Magnano, Maini arrived in Rome around 1708, making a name for himself and even earning a caricature from Pier Leone Ghezzi in 1749. Maini made a number of sculptures for major Roman churches, including S. Agnese in Agone, New St. Peter’s, S. Maria Maggiore, and S. Giovanni in Laterano. He also designed the Oceanus group for the Trevi Fountain, making the drawings and full-scale stucco models, which were realized in marble by Pietro Bracci (d. 1773).
For more on Maini, see: Flavia Ormond. “Maini, Giovanni Battista.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.[http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T053248] and Jennifer Montagu in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 67, who gives his death date as July 23.
Tomb of Cardinal Neri Corsini, 1733-1734, S. John Lateran, Rome 
Oceanus, Pietro Bracci after design by Maini, 1760-65, Fontana di Trevi, Rome
Trevi Fountain, Rome. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 
Pier Leone Ghezzi, Portrait of Giovanni Battista Maini, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund, 72.93
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italianartsociety:

Italian sculptor Giovanni Battista Maini died on this day in 1752 in Rome at age 62. Born in the Lombard town of Cassano Magnano, Maini arrived in Rome around 1708, making a name for himself and even earning a caricature from Pier Leone Ghezzi in 1749. Maini made a number of sculptures for major Roman churches, including S. Agnese in Agone, New St. Peter’s, S. Maria Maggiore, and S. Giovanni in Laterano. He also designed the Oceanus group for the Trevi Fountain, making the drawings and full-scale stucco models, which were realized in marble by Pietro Bracci (d. 1773).
For more on Maini, see: Flavia Ormond. “Maini, Giovanni Battista.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.[http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T053248] and Jennifer Montagu in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 67, who gives his death date as July 23.
Tomb of Cardinal Neri Corsini, 1733-1734, S. John Lateran, Rome 
Oceanus, Pietro Bracci after design by Maini, 1760-65, Fontana di Trevi, Rome
Trevi Fountain, Rome. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 
Pier Leone Ghezzi, Portrait of Giovanni Battista Maini, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund, 72.93
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italianartsociety:

Italian sculptor Giovanni Battista Maini died on this day in 1752 in Rome at age 62. Born in the Lombard town of Cassano Magnano, Maini arrived in Rome around 1708, making a name for himself and even earning a caricature from Pier Leone Ghezzi in 1749. Maini made a number of sculptures for major Roman churches, including S. Agnese in Agone, New St. Peter’s, S. Maria Maggiore, and S. Giovanni in Laterano. He also designed the Oceanus group for the Trevi Fountain, making the drawings and full-scale stucco models, which were realized in marble by Pietro Bracci (d. 1773).

For more on Maini, see: Flavia Ormond. “Maini, Giovanni Battista.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.[http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T053248] and Jennifer Montagu in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 67, who gives his death date as July 23.

Tomb of Cardinal Neri Corsini, 1733-1734, S. John Lateran, Rome 

Oceanus, Pietro Bracci after design by Maini, 1760-65, Fontana di Trevi, Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome. Photo by David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 

Pier Leone Ghezzi, Portrait of Giovanni Battista Maini, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund, 72.93

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I’m making these to bring to a party tonight. It’s an easy Ancient Roman fig cake. It’s reminiscent of a Fig Newton but without the guilt and processed everything.

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A rough translation (I’m still learning!)

"I do not know when, but I know that many 
have come in this century to develop 
arts and sciences, to sow the seeds of a new culture 
that will flourish, unexpected, sudden, 
just when [those in] power are deluded into believing they have won.”
This ominous statue stands in Rome’s Campo Fiori where Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake in 1600 for his heretic beliefs in astronomy, mathematics and science. Even today he strongly represents the ideals of free thought and speech. The Vatican, while it regrets the burning, still condemns the heresy to this day. 

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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
ZoomInfo
Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 
the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!
The books to choose from: 
Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire
Rules: 
Open internationally 
Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
No giveaway blogs please!
There is just one winner
The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)
Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!
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Ooo, what a great selection of books! 

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

the-bookshelf-at-the-end:

To celebrate 1K followers (200 late because of uni and moving), I’m hosting another giveaway!  I’m hosting it with The Book Depository because it worked perfectly last time!  I picked out the first books I saw on my dashboard because if you reblog it, then you like it or want it, and this is a thank you to all of you!

The books to choose from: 

Pride and Prejudice, Divergent, Looking for Alaska, A Great and Terrible Beauty, If I Stay, The Sky is Everywhere, Lola and the Boy Next Door, This Is What Happy Looks Like, and The Final Empire

Rules: 

  • Open internationally 
  • Because this is a giveaway for my followers, you must be following me (I will check!)
  • You can like or reblog this as much as you want, but don’t spam your own wonderful followers with it :)
  • No giveaway blogs please!
  • There is just one winner
  • The winner has to be comfortable with giving me their address (I can’t send you the books otherwise!)
  • If the winner doesn’t reply in 24 hours, I’ll pick another winner
  • You can pick hardcover or paperback, and whichever edition you want as long as it’s under $20 (because some covers are just prettier than others or look nicer on different people’s bookshelves)
  • Ends on 31 July! (Because it’s Harry’s birthday I don’t know haha)

Good luck and thank you all for being lovely human beings!

Edit: Winner is chosen by a random generator!

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A few of Bernini’s magnificent angels that line Rome’s Ponte St. Angelo. Wikipedia has a good list of all the angels that line the famous bridge. 
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A few of Bernini’s magnificent angels that line Rome’s Ponte St. Angelo. Wikipedia has a good list of all the angels that line the famous bridge. 
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A few of Bernini’s magnificent angels that line Rome’s Ponte St. Angelo. Wikipedia has a good list of all the angels that line the famous bridge. 
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A few of Bernini’s magnificent angels that line Rome’s Ponte St. Angelo. Wikipedia has a good list of all the angels that line the famous bridge. 
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A few of Bernini’s magnificent angels that line Rome’s Ponte St. Angelo. Wikipedia has a good list of all the angels that line the famous bridge. 

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Managing Research Material — 6 Internet Tools to Make Your Writing Life Easier | GrubStreet f

My latest blog post on Grub Daily. Take a peek!

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A portion of one of the beautiful mosiacs still visible at Ostia Antica, the ancient port city outside of Rome which has ruins that are often much better preserved that Pompeii. It’s a wonderful side trip from Rome, just 30 minutes outside the city by train.
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A portion of one of the beautiful mosiacs still visible at Ostia Antica, the ancient port city outside of Rome which has ruins that are often much better preserved that Pompeii. It’s a wonderful side trip from Rome, just 30 minutes outside the city by train.

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Over on my writing group’s tumblog I shared this recipe. And if you don’t follow us yet, why on earth not?
saltandradishwriters:

In my novel-in-progress, FEAST OF SORROW, I tell the story of Marcus Gavius Apicius, who was really one of the world’s first gourmands. The oldest known cookbook bears his name. Here is a recipe for “sweet wine cakes” which are more like little crackers. This 2,000 year old recipe is still just as good today. These make awesome little party treats.  (Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers))
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Over on my writing group’s tumblog I shared this recipe. And if you don’t follow us yet, why on earth not?

saltandradishwriters:

In my novel-in-progress, FEAST OF SORROW, I tell the story of Marcus Gavius Apicius, who was really one of the world’s first gourmands. The oldest known cookbook bears his name. Here is a recipe for “sweet wine cakes” which are more like little crackers. This 2,000 year old recipe is still just as good today. These make awesome little party treats.

(Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers))

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Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, has been ridiculed for his poor English

Video above, but click through here for Guardian story in English: Video: Italians mock Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for awful English - Telegraph

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I can’t wait!

The official full length TV launch trailer - Doctor Who Series 8 2014

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hellenismo:

"Doves watering" - mosaic from the House of the Doves at Pompeii

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So many great wines in this magnificent country. 

italiansreclaimingitaly:

Which one’s your favourite?

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crystallizations:

Outtakes from David Bowie’s 1977 “Heroes” cover photo shoot by Masayoshi Sukita.
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Outtakes from David Bowie’s 1977 “Heroes” cover photo shoot by Masayoshi Sukita.
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Outtakes from David Bowie’s 1977 “Heroes” cover photo shoot by Masayoshi Sukita.

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