Have another Roman emperor, in fact, have four!
Today we have some memorable characters: there’s the emperor who liked to dress up as a god (and wore women’s sandals, apparently), the loving son who was convinced by his scheming wife to murder his own mom, the rather Trumpian leader who, to show his disdain for the aristocratic cavalry class, appointed his horse to an important government position, and of course, the guy that burned down Rome.
But goodness, which was which?
So wat else is new?
Nothing much, really. With the passing of Ferragosto, the end of the dog days is finally in sight – only a couple of weeks more heat and then there’s the more temperate September weather to look forward to. Hurrah!
We have a couple of new ebooks in the pipeline, but have been too busy with other projects to schedule them. So early or mid-September probably.
‘La storia di Roma‘ goes on until mid-September, when (fingers crossed) the kids will finally go back to school here in Italy. And then, at the end of September, there’ll be our ‘Autumn Sale’ (save 20% on everything.)
But for now, we sweat. To distract myself, I’m trying to get Tiberio, Caligola, Claudio and Nerone straight in my head.
Tiberio was heir to Augusto and retired to sunny Capri with his heir Caligola. Who was the one that liked fancy-dress parties and horses, but put up taxes and so got whacked by the Senate. Claudio was the yes-man picked as his successor, who turned out to be surprisingly competent and managed to balance the books. Nerone was Claudio’s adopted heir, who murdered his mom, Claudio’s missus.
Something like that, anyway.
So read/listen to the simplified news bulletins at EasyItalianNews.com.
And when not, by the sale of ebooks and online lessons.
A mercoledì allora.