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August 24, 2009

SPQR Blues: Blues 4 part CX


I feel the earth move under my feet
Today is the 1930th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Some scholars have disputed the date, placing the eruption in September instead. In support of September: jars of new autumn wine, people wearing heavier clothing, and a coin that sort of looks like it was minted that month. In support of August: an eyewitness account with a fairly clear date, and jars of summer fish-pickle sauce.


Posted by klio at August 24, 2009 11:59 PM
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