A glimpse at how the wedding traditions of Ancient Rome compare to those in my fantasy world of Osteria. From the age of marriage to the knot of hercules.
We've Made It!!! I don’t know about you, but I am a thousand miles beyond THRILLED to make it to this final release party for Domna. There’ll be more on how this experiment went as well as my own feelings about it sometime on the blog next month, but for now let’s get to this! … Continue reading Domna Weaves Her Final Plot Twists
As you’ve seen in previous blogs, my world of Osteria was heavily influenced by my crazy obsession with Ancient Rome (and Greece, to a lesser extent). And while I may not be a fashion maven myself, I have taken a few style tips from those historical Roman men and women and applied them to my … Continue reading It’s What All the Osterians Are Wearing These Days
As I’ve mentioned once or twice (okay, maybe closer to a thousand) times before, my fantasy world of Osteria didn’t just pop into my head. It was heavily based on life in Ancient Rome and, to a lesser extent, Ancient Greece. In previous posts you learned about some of the major influences of Roman culture … Continue reading The Three Ts of Ancient Rome: Time, Taverns, and Toilets
Centaurs! These half man half horse beasts of mythology have long been a source of fodder for the imagination. The origins of these imaginary creatures are a matter of speculation but the best guess (meaning this was the idea presented by the scholar who bought the most rounds of beer for his colleagues) is that … Continue reading Centaurs: The Good, The Bad, and The Big Debate