This is a collection of random but interesting bits of ephemera and fascinating stories that have inspired my books.  There are historical and archaeological facts, and some good ‘yarns’ that may be the product of someone else’s imagination, but together, they are the scaffolding for my own imagination.

This bronze tablet discovered “unofficially” around 1999 actually mentions Lucius Sestius Quirinalis, using his full name, as having been a legatus in …

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