I'll be away

Well not that I’ve been extremely active; most of you already know that I haven’t been active since school started again. But anyhow I just wanted you all to be aware that I will be away from Sept 25th – 29th. I’m going south for a school field trip visiting Cuma, Baia, Pompei, Capri, Paestum and Sperlonga.

The past week I had two big deadlines; one was a casestudy of the Tiber Island, where the temple of Aesculapius, the god of healing, was built:

Legend tells that there was a plague in Rome in 293 BC and the Romans sought to retrieve the deity of Aesculapius from Greece. They brought back his sacred serpant, who slipped off the ship and made its way to the island, and the Romans saw this as an omen that Aesculapius wanted his temple built there. The Island was modeled in the form of a ship to commemorate this event with a sculpting of Aesculapius holding his serpent.

Well today Aesculapius is faceless. To see more of what the Island looks like, I suggest doing a google image search.

I’ve been really busy lately; aside from deadlines I’ve been trying to find new housing since my current place is far from my school and my landlady’s son might need my room in December. Hopefully I can find something good and move there for November and December; currently living in Monteverde but seeking a place in Trastevere. Got a lot on my hands, but for now I have to get packing for my field trip!

Ciao!

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