Ancient Rome

Continuing from Greece, now we're moving along to looking at Ancient Rome.

So far we've read a few chapters from Young Folks' History of Rome by Charlotte Yonge.

Yesterday we had a brief overview of the Kings of Rome:

The accounts that have come down are probably embellished to make for a more entertaining story but still convey the ideas of the times.

The interventions of the gods are interesting. They give a different idea of the supernatural and you wonder what was going on. Some suppose much was the work of spirits, some say fabrications of story-tellers, maybe the truth lies somewhere in between.