Spanish summer

Originally posted on A fellow traveller:
You’re thoughts are smothered in heat Only the twitching sleep of the slowly cooked Disturbed by the quest for a cold part of the pillow Contained by a parboiled brain To help you keep sane Siesta is a survival necessity or you’ll sleep walk through traffic

Can money buy happiness…when you’re dead?

Originally posted on Digging into JRA:
The Digging into JRA blog authors’ opinions are not necessarily identical to those of the featured JRA volume contributors. Illustration by Tina Guo, 2017. And what exactly happens when you die anyway? No worries, according to Peter Brown of Princeton University, the Romans didn’t know either. They knew for…

What did the Romans eat?

Originally posted on Digging into JRA:
The Digging into JRA blog authors’ opinions are not necessarily identical to those of the featured JRA volume contributors. What would you assume the Romans ate, pork? Not quite. When it comes to textual accounts about the diet in Roman Italy, pork is terribly overrated, claims Mamoru Ikeguchi. In…