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The Apogee of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire reached its apogee on the evening of August 12th, 121 C.E. in the seaside city of Brundisium, in the province of Italia. At this time, the retired centurion Gaius Sextius Baculus and his wife Popillia were dining … Continue reading

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“Dora Markus” by Eugenio Montale in “Atelier” Magazine

My adaptation of a passage from the poem “Dora Markus” by the great Italian poet Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) appears today in “Atelier”, Italy’s leading online poetry magazine. View the full 1-page comic on their website here: http://www.atelierpoesia.it/portal/poesia-arte/comics-by-j-peters/dora-markus-di-eugenio-montale/313 Curiously, Montale originally … Continue reading

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Lake Orta Sketchbook

I just got back from a holiday on Lake Orta, in Northern Italy. As has been demonstrated in a number of scientific studies, Lake Orta is the most beautiful spot on earth. It also happens to be where I spent … Continue reading

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“I am a creature” by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Yet another adaptation of a WWI poem by the Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti, sensitively translated by Marco Sonzogni and Ross Woods. The comic is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Sonzogni and Woods, and with the New Zealand Centre … Continue reading

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