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by Rowan
Fri September 2nd, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Calling All Ancient Roman Experts
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Calling All Ancient Roman Experts

Well, I'm glad to teach you ladies something new. :) I learned about the vomitorium in college because I was involved with the theatre a lot. This is the article that the person on the other site shared.

What is a Vomitorium?
by Rowan
Thu September 1st, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: Calling All Ancient Roman Experts
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Calling All Ancient Roman Experts

On another forum (not really related to history at all, though there is a history section) someone felt it necessary to explain what a vomitorium is. It's not new to me, but as I work at a theatre, I realised that my co-workers probably don't know about the vomitorium. So I thought I'd point it out ...
by Rowan
Thu July 28th, 2016, 1:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: hello all

Hiya Felix and Welcome!!

One or two of our members here have written novels about the Romans and my personal favourite is Manda Scott. What period is your HF set?

~ Rowan
by Rowan
Thu July 28th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Replies: 8
Views: 2162

Re: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Hi guys, I am a huge fan of Bernard Cornwell having started out with the Sharpe's Series before moving on the Grail Quest and finally the Warrior Chronicles. On the topic of The Last Kingdom was anyone else a little disappointed by the television series? Don't get me wrong I did enjoy it and felt t...
by Rowan
Wed June 22nd, 2016, 4:28 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Drone Footage Inside 19th Century Church
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Drone Footage Inside 19th Century Church

You're welcome. :)
by Rowan
Tue June 21st, 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Drone Footage Inside 19th Century Church
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Drone Footage Inside 19th Century Church

This is absolutely stunning!!

Video

Couldn't figure out how to access the original video, so I've linked to the short article which contains the video.
by Rowan
Mon June 13th, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name M-Q
Topic: Vivaldi's Virgins by Barbara Quick
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Vivaldi's Virgins by Barbara Quick

This book is a lovely story of world famous composer Antonio Vivaldi, told through the eyes of one of his students, Anna Maria dal Violin, an orphan at Ospedale della Pietà in Venice, Italy. The story cleverly unfolds as though it is solely about Anna Maria who comes to be one of Vivaldi's prize stu...
by Rowan
Mon June 6th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Decent Translation
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Decent Translation

I'm currently reading Vivaldi's Virgins and there are Italian words sprinkled throughout the narrative, as one might expect. Some I have easily found the meaning of, yet others are elusive. Can anyone recommend a good translation site?
by Rowan
Mon May 23rd, 2016, 2:08 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical Gothic Romance
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Historical Gothic Romance

My friend Catherine Curzon and a fellow writer, Willow Winsham have begun writing a historical gothic romance they are publishing on a blog. It's called The Dead London Chronicles. I think it will be a weekly serial.

The Dead London Chronicles
by Rowan
Wed May 11th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Historical interactive map of NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Historical interactive map of NYC

I know some of you here are members of the Historical Novel Society's Facebook group, but for those of you who aren't, I thought you might like this:

Interactive Map of Historical New York City

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