Oh, Divi Princeps∼!
It's been lovely to spend the night with you∼Even if you ditched me at the end D:
Yesterday I managed to organize myself with work and public transportations, so I enjoyed myself some of the events of this year to celebrate the 2000 years from Augustus' death.When I say "Augustus" I mean the first Emperor of Rome-- Just saying XD
First, a concert in Latin on music from the Reinassance, following the tradition of Humanism and its love for classics∼
The authors were Tyrtarion
, the "didactic orchestra" of Vivarium Novo
, an Academy dedicated to the study of Latin, Greek and all their implications.
I took a video of the intro to the concert, a hymn to Venus by Lucretius
. --Please, enjoy my efforts XD The place was crowded, and the best places were reserved for the "authorities" ;_;
The concert ended around 9 pm, after it I went to take a peek to the Ara Pacis
On certain nights (yesterday was one) it's "lit up with colours" to show its (hypothetical) original look.
In fact, the monuments of Ancient Rome were mostly painted, not as white as we see them now.
As the ticket for this monument is kinda expensive and I visited it already recently, I limited myself to peek from the outside.
Fortunately the "showcase" designed by mister Meier lets the monument being perfectly visible even from the outside.
I found a promotional video on Youtube, you can see better details of the colours and statues here
I had lunch at a McDonald's (how sad x'D) around there-- It was another fulfilling experience, 'cause I managed to finally try that damn pasta salad that they do on summer!
The sauce was made with cherry tomatoes, olives and peppers. It was pretty decent.
Together with it I ordered some mini panzerotti
, they were delicious ;o; ! It's the kind of crap that I can easily get addicted to T_T; !! --I EVEN GOT TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE SOLD IN A BOX
WITH OTHER SIMILAR SNACKS!!!! I WANT THAT, AND I'M NOT GOING TO SHARE AT AAAALL!!!!
So, all the ingredients were there to grant me a special evening but-- I couldn't manage to reserve a ticket for the show on the Imperial Forum of Augustus ;_;
Basically, it's a documentary about Augustus and his times, projected on a (huge) wall of the site.
--As I couldn't enjoy the show, I just stood there looking at the projections for a bit, then I got home ;_;
To give you an idea (that surely you won't get from my shitty picture XD)I found another promotional video of the event, you can watch it here