Spurred on by the coincidence of reading Mary Beard’s SPQR: a History of Ancient Rome, watching her BBC Two series Ultimate Rome: Empire without limits, and a visit to the British Museum, a vignette seemed to be the ideal project to get my juices flowing again. An incentive from Warlord Games prompted me to buy their Roman travelling coach, or carpentum.
I would unreservedly recommend Beard’s book. It’s beautifully written and very accessible without dumbing down.
|In the blister: Warlord Games’ Roman traveling coach … my next vignette.|