Roman Triumphs and Palm Sunday

On this Palm Sunday, I wanted to share with you why this has become one of my very favorite holidays: In ancient Rome, "Triumph" was a very significant word.  It meant far more than "the act, fact, or condition of being victorious" (dictionary.com definition of "triumph").  A Triumph was an extravagant, joyous parade through the capital city to the temple of Jupiter … Continue reading Roman Triumphs and Palm Sunday

Ancient Rome and Citizenship in Heaven

I love the Romans. Last year, I took a class about the Roman Republic and absolutely fell in love with them.  I could read or talk about them for hours.  They fascinate me.  I even wrote a sonnet from the point of view of a foot soldier during the First Punic War.  For my senior … Continue reading Ancient Rome and Citizenship in Heaven