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ORGY HOUSE for sale on the on-line store SELLFY

An Original Story in an Original Time  Now available on the online store Sellfy is an original story written by Rob Cain.    Titled ORGY HOUSE it tells the tale of a young girl’s journey to Rome where she meets her aunt Hilaria.   This is a story about the harsh realities of the ancient world told…

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Looking for the Family of Warren W. Sheppard

The question is, “why?”  I promise that there is a fascinating connection that is of interest to this website.  There is no deadline on this.  If you have any clue that I can use, I shall reveal the name of the person mentioned in the letter.  Do you like a good mystery?  This is it. …

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Matthew Leigh Embleton to join the storytelling team at Ancient Rome Refocused

Matthew Leigh Embleton joins Ancient Rome Refocused.   For Season 6 of Ancient Rome Refocused composer and writer Matthew Leigh Embleton will be joining the podcasts to deliver lectures on his favorite subjects about the ancient world.  Embleton has been a welcomed Ancient Rome Refocused contributor for many years, and now he will drop in via…

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Investigating Bast Cults in London

An Investigative Report on the influence of Bast in the London Metropolitan Area Rob Cain’s Historical Detective Agency Field Report: Submitter:  Agent Tag ‘Toggle’ Montague, London Office   December 12, 2021.  http://ancientromerefocused.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/rob-chains-main.mov Boss, the rumors are true.  We have been getting reports of the God Bast showing up in parts of London for some years…

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Coming Soon, Citizens!

A New season with some very interesting people Professors, Writers, and Musicians that use the ancient world as their muse and passion   David Denyer Dr. Steven Fine Matthew Leigh Embleton Phillip Matyszak Vickey Leon Ruth Downie Dr. Helen King Alison Morton Dr. Gregory Aldrete Who is on the show for Season 6?       …

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Bad Helen of Troy

Helen in Hell “And were you pleased?” they asked of Helen in Hell. “Pleased?” answered she, “when all Troy’s towers fell, And dead were Priam’s sons, and lost his throne, And such a war was fought as none had known, And even the gods took part, and all because Of me alone? Pleased? ….”I should…

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The God Pan

The painting above is titled: Pan and Syrinx, c.1620/25, by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Location: The Royal Collection London United Kingdom The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen Steven King called the The Great God Pan as, “Maybe the best [horror story] in the English Language.  King was right.  It’s a  creepy little book, but well…

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The Business Affairs of Mr. Julius Caesar

by Bertolt Brecht Brecht is one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th Century. In college I saw a black and white movie of his production THREE PENNY OPERA. The play was stark, and the music (composed by Kurt Weill) strange and memorable. When I discovered that a recent publishing of his unfinished novel…

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The Holding Room

Editor’s Note *  “Satire is the enemy of Emperors.”   The Holding Room by Mutatis  The first time that Pepper Lynn gave a tour she hated it.  It wasn’t the tour that made her upset, it was the finale.  The tour always ended at the same place.  The same spot.  Her job, most of it anyway,…

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You’re never alone at Starbucks with the Smaller Classical Dictionary

Sometimes I get lonely at Starbucks.  However, not when I take the Smaller Classical Dictionary.    It’s easily shoved in your computer bag, purse, or jacket pocket.  It is your own personal entourage that sits with you in front of Starbucks, the doctor’s office, or that layover in Madrid.   I would take this book with…

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