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Restored arched walls of the Roman Amphitheater at Pula, Croatia.

The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. It was constructed in 27 BC – 68 AD and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World. The arena retains its complete circuit of walls.

Imagine Loki getting fascinated by Midgardian history programmes and him making comments the whole way through the documentaries about how it is far more interesting than Aesir Royal court. His favourite times being the collapse of Rome and Tudor England, liking them to modern day “reality TV”. 

How Many Kisses?

Catullus 7

You ask me, Lesbia, how many
Of your kisses would be enough
For me, and more than enough…
As great as the number of grains
Of sand that lie in the deserts
Of Libya, near Cyrene
That produces precious silphium,
Between the oracle
Of sweltering-hot Jupiter
And the holy shrine
Of Battus the ancient founder;
Or as many stars,
When the night is silent,
As gaze upon the love-affairs
That people have in secret:
If you should deign to give
That many kisses to me,
Then for mad Catullus
It is enough, and more than enough –
So many kisses that the nosy
Could never hope to count them,
Nor could a wicked tongue
Ever hope to curse them.

Quaeris, quot mihi basiationes
tuae, Lesbia, sint satis superque.
quam magnus numerus Libyssae harenae
lasarpiciferis iacet Cyrenis
oraclum Iovis inter aestuosi
et Batti veteris sacrum sepulcrum;
aut quam sidera multa, cum tacet nox,
furtivos hominum vident amores:
tam te basia multa basiare
vesano satis et super Catullo est,
quae nec pernumerare curiosi
possint nec mala fascinare lingua.

Courting Scene, Hendrik Goltzius, by 1595

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It’s so amazing to see my solo show all together! ☺️🖼💖I spent a year working on “Submerged” and this is the first time I’ve seen all my pieces in the same room 😊❤️ so just had to share a few with you! 💗This show was a reflection about duality and the exploration of the world we live in contrasted by the way humanity thinks and sees it. 🙂🙃🐠🦋🌚🌝 ❤️🖤There is so much mystery in the world and the perceptions of people that I’m constantly amazed by our micro universes as we interact in the one we all exist in ☺️Nature and the soul of humanity are so beautiful yet different, I wanted to explore how we coexist with each other in this body of work. 😄🌎🌕✨I hope you enjoy it 💘I’m so excited for the opening tomorrow (march 31st) at 5:30! 😸 I hope to see you lovelies there 😘Please contact sales@dorothycircus.com if you’d like to inquire about my paintings and make one of them yours!! 😊💖💖💖💖 Smooches to you all!

Calendar of Roman festivals: Aprilis/April

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- KALENDS,traditionally offerings to Iuno and Ianus were given as well as offerings to the Lares*


- Veneralia, festival in honor of Venus Verticordia(Venus the changer of hearts) and Fortuna Virilis(the ‘manly’ aspect of the goddess Fortuna),historically the statue of Venus was removed from her temple to the mens baths and was undressed and washed by her female worshippers, men and women both asked Venus for help romantically and sexually.

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