Introspectatus bloggus….

My thanks to Guylty for issuing the challenge at hand


I think it will be a fun activity for bloggers and readers alike.  So, here we go…

1. What made you start blogging?

Let’s see…I was about six months into my Armitage adventure when
a friend issued a joking challenge about Richard Armitage and the Greco-Roman profile.  I kind of laughed it of initially, but then I went to New York and immersed myself in the collection at the Metropolitan museum and guess what? 

I “saw” Richard Armitage EVERYWHERE!! A blog was born 🙂

I had originally planned to focus on the visual…vase paintings, sculpture, etc., but in the past two years I’ve also delved into Greco-Roman mythology, history, drama, virtue inter alia (among other things). I feel as if I’ve just scratched the surface, so I hope you’ll hang around for more 🙂

16 comments on “Introspectatus bloggus….

  1. Guylty says:

    Oh you bet, I will. I remember very clearly connecting with you via commenting on me+r, and I also remember you joking about the connection between RA and classics. I think I kind of pushed for your to start your own blog, for entirely selfish reasons – I just wanted to hear more of ancient civilization with the handy hook-in via RA. I think you are doing just that, very beautifully, and am glad to hear that you have only scratched the surface. Here’s to more RA in the classical tradition, then.

  2. Servetus says:

    So glad you’re around!

  3. Hariclea says:

    i love the theme of your blog and i learn so much! and have fun, never thought i’d rediscover my fascinations for the ancients through R 😉

  4. linnetmoss says:

    Bloggus Optimus Maximus 🙂

    • Perry says:

      Love, love, love Ancient Armitage. I don’t even know if could come up with a favorite post – but the one comparing The Boxer, with John Porter, is really up there. Keep it up. P.S. I like following your kids’ growth as well. Oh, and your series on Roman character traits.

    • obscura says:

      Blushissima!! 😉

  5. KellyDS says:

    your friendliness when I first started blogging gave me encouragement without you even knowing 🙂 when I checked out your blog in return I could relate to how you saw Richard in your favorite art pieces, b/c I saw Richard everywhere and in everything!

    • obscura says:

      🙂 That is such a nice thing to hear (I feel like I’m such a crab so often these days – maybe why I’ve been quieter here…)

      I really did “see” him everywhere. I’d lost that a bit, but it has been creeping back as I’ve had a bit more time to look at things recently.

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