Category Archives: English

Italian Renaissance Domes

Filippo Brunelleschi’s Florentine Duomo has been an engineering marvel and mystery for more than 500 years.  How did the master goldsmith and sculptor create the largest masonry dome in existence?  It is an engineering feat that has not been accomplished … Continue reading

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 – 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, orator and politician.  His influence on the Latin language was immense: he wrote more than three-quarters of surviving Latin literature.  Petrarch’s discovery of Cicero’s letters is often … Continue reading

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Answers to the survey on cats

Here are the answers to last week’s survey on cats.  From 1.a.  When the cat rubs your legs or rests his head on your legs, he is showing his happiness at seeing you. In short, it’s a demonstration of affection … Continue reading

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