Baroque Myriam

Introduction to Book I of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Ovid (43 B.C. to 17/18 A.D.), born Publius Ovidius Naso, was a Roman poet who was banished by the unjust Augustus Caesar in 8 A.D., the same year he wrote Metamorphoses. This work is composed of fifteen books,… Read More

The Decline of the Roman Republic

The Decline Part I: The rapid decline of the Roman Republic began in the second century B.C. with two Gracchi brothers.