Daily Archives: October 3, 2016

The domes dominate

Romans were master builders, especially adept at using domes and arches. Both are effective because they transfer the compression. The Pantheon in Rome was completed in AD 126 and it is still standing strong nearly 1900 years later. The dome … Continue reading

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Pictures of us in Rome

Chrissy is so impressed by the wonders of the Vatican that I think she will converting to the Church of Rome. I, on the other hand, am considering going even further back to the old Roman deities. The Forum is … Continue reading

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Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire

Even those who have never read “the Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire” are affected by what Edward Gibbon wrote. His interpretation of history is stuck in our collective memory. Modern scholars can find fault with his interpretations, but … Continue reading

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