Rome

{"content":{"id":676,"title":"Regulus - J.M.W. Turner","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/231.jpg\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e","publication_date":"2019-05-04T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-30T00:43:18.000Z","updated_at":"2019-04-30T00:43:47.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=carthage\"\u003ecarthage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=italy\"\u003eitaly\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=uk\"\u003euk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e"}

Regulus - J.M.W. Turner

{"content":{"id":523,"title":"It Is Not Goodness...","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\n It is not goodness to be better than the very worst.\r\n\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e- Seneca, \u003ca href=\"https://flashcardia.com/fortune\"\u003emore quotes at Fortunecardia\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e","publication_date":"2019-02-06T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-02-05T18:49:01.000Z","updated_at":"2019-02-05T18:49:01.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=quotes\"\u003equotes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e"}

It Is Not Goodness...

It is not goodness to be better than the very worst.

{"content":{"id":482,"title":"Julius Caesar","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/18b.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e","publication_date":"2019-01-29T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-01-22T00:01:11.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-22T00:01:11.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=animals\"\u003eanimals\u003c/a\u003e"}

Julius Caesar

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Roman Temple Dedicated To Trajan, Alcántara, Spain

{"content":{"id":418,"title":"Tepidarium - Lawrence Alma-Tadema","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/150.jpg\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-12-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-12-09T23:07:03.000Z","updated_at":"2018-12-09T23:07:03.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=water\"\u003ewater\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=netherlands\"\u003enetherlands\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=england\"\u003eengland\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=academicism\"\u003eacademicism\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=belle_epoque\"\u003ebelle_epoque\u003c/a\u003e"}

Tepidarium - Lawrence Alma-Tadema

{"content":{"id":259,"title":"Vatican Unswept Floor Mosaic","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/c5.jpg\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-height: unset; max-width: 96%\"\u003e","publication_date":"2018-09-15T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-09-08T02:39:11.000Z","updated_at":"2018-09-08T02:39:30.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=italy\"\u003eitaly\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e"}

Vatican Unswept Floor Mosaic

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From Pompeii's Temple of Isis

{"content":{"id":200,"title":"Ancient Mosaic, Found In Rome Earlier This Year","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/86.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/construction-romes-newest-subway-line-revealing-trove-ancient-treasures-180969729/#eI9kTBoVqDAWlHyG.01\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eMore Info Here\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e","publication_date":"2018-08-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-07-28T15:21:59.000Z","updated_at":"2018-07-28T15:23:27.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=italy\"\u003eitaly\u003c/a\u003e"}

Ancient Mosaic, Found In Rome Earlier This Year

{"content":{"id":139,"title":"Meditations - Marcus Aurelius","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/57.JPG\" class=\"small card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\" style=\"color: black\"\u003eEvery moment... do what thou hast in hand with perfect and simple dignity, and feeling of affection, and freedom, and justice; and to give thyself relief from all other thoughts.\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMarcus Aurelius, before and after being made Roman emperor, made notes to himself on how to treat people, how to deal with stress, and why to stay honest.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nHe was called the last good emperor by Gibbon, and he seems to have followed his own advice about avoiding luxury, as he spend most of his career camped near the border, supervising Rome's defences.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis was apparently never meant to be published, and it shows. It's pretty rough around the edges and occasionally repetitive, but I've also found it a constant source of motivation and stress-relief throughout my life. In a time where most people claiming to offer advice and motivation are blatant scam artists, this book is a treasure.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eI would especially advise you to read the public domain \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Thoughts_of_the_Emperor_Marcus_Aurelius_Antoninus\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eGeorge Long\u003c/a\u003e translation. Along with being free, it's very readable and pleasant.\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2018-07-04T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-06-24T18:48:37.000Z","updated_at":"2019-01-04T17:33:11.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e"}

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

Every moment... do what thou hast in hand with perfect and simple dignity, and feeling of affection, and freedom, and justice; and to give thyself relief from all other thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius, before and after being made Roman emperor, made notes to himself on how to treat people, how to deal with stress, and why to stay honest.


He was called the last good emperor by Gibbon, and he seems to have followed his own advice about avoiding luxury, as he spend most of his career camped near the border, supervising Rome's defences.


This was apparently never meant to be published, and it shows. It's pretty rough around the edges and occasionally repetitive, but I've also found it a constant source of motivation and stress-relief throughout my life. In a time where most people claiming to offer advice and motivation are blatant scam artists, this book is a treasure.


I would especially advise you to read the public domain George Long translation. Along with being free, it's very readable and pleasant.

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Temple Of Janus, Autun, France

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Fresco From Livia's Villa

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Ancient Roman Apartment Building, Ostia Antica

{"content":{"id":30,"title":"He who will die the soonest...","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/25.jpg\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe longest liver and he who will die soonest lose just the same. For the present is the only thing of which a man can be deprived, if it is true that this is the only thing which he has, and that a man cannot lose a thing if he has it not.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e- \u003ca href=\"https://flashcardia.com/fortune\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eMarcus Aurelius (fortunecardia)\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","publication_date":"2018-05-31T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2018-05-25T20:41:07.000Z","updated_at":"2019-12-31T17:14:52.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=quotes\"\u003equotes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=rome\"\u003erome\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e"}

He who will die the soonest...


The longest liver and he who will die soonest lose just the same. For the present is the only thing of which a man can be deprived, if it is true that this is the only thing which he has, and that a man cannot lose a thing if he has it not.

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Fresco of Venus from Pompeii