I have always been fascinated by the ancient world, since I was I little boy and I read for the first time the travels and adventures of Odysseus and the battles of Achilles and the courage of Hector. I loved reading about the magnificent Pharaohs and the brave gladiators, and was curious about the eruption of the Vesuvius and the catastrophe of Pompeii and naturally thrilled by the mystery of Atlantis.
After having accomplished my academic studies my interest for ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians has grown more and more through my researches, writings and readings but principally thank to my travels throughout the entire Mediterranean. Actually I cannot be defined as a library personality. Most certainly I read avidly, but what gives me a real pleasure is travelling through the regions I study about. In addition, as a traveller I cannot be considered a Hyatt or Marriot person: I love touring through remote locations, walking on different paths, and chiefly I tend to blend with the local people trying to live a truer experience. Thus doing, during my recent wanders through Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain, I have been working as fisherman, barber help, boat maintenance, beach boy etc.
This blog is therefore an unusual mix of scholar-like articles and personal meditative exercises trying to combine the ancient wisdom and enchantment with our present real and still wonderful world.