Italian politics is going through quite a stable period right now.
In part that’s due to the pandemic, as far as I can work out, because the ‘state of emergency’ rules mean that it’s easier for the governing coalition to get laws passed, something which is normally close to impossible.
But for much of the time since I moved here at the end of the ‘nineties we seem to have had a new government every ten minutes or so, with the exception of the odious Berlusconi, whose time in power never seemed to be up.
Wikipedia has a nice introduction to Italian politics, if anyone’s interested.
68 CE was a turbulent year, I read (even by Roman/Italian standards!) The existing emperor, Nerone, met his well-deserved end and Galba, one of the military commanders responsible for his downfall, was acclaimed emperor in his place. But of course, not everyone could agree that Galba was the right dictator for the job. So…
Read today’s free article to find out more: La dinastia Flavia (68 d.C.- 96 d.C.)
Or catch up on the whole series here: La storia di Roma
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Don’t want to read/listen? Rather study grammar? There’s masses of it on the club website.
And of course, we also organise one-to-one lessons, with native-speaker teachers, which are IDEAL for speaking practice. I have a half-hour of French coming up shortly, and Spanish on Friday.
There’s nothing better to prepare you for chatting in the foreign language you’re learning than chatting in the foreign language you’re learning.
A venerdì, allora.