[MOR posts once a week. Which doesn’t mean all sort of writings, re-posts etc. may not turn up in between]
Man of Roma is a 60-year-old Italian from Rome [2014 update: 66] who prefers anonymity in order to be able to talk freely about all.
This blog should:
A. be multilingual: English at its core; Italian as SL (albeit MoR‘s mother tongue); French & German as 3rd L’s; fragments of ancient Greek and Latin (don’t get scared: it’s in English.)
B. Merge reflection with anecdotes and elements of autobiography.
- Because as a living specimen of a Roman identity Man of Roma must somehow talk about himself.
- Because Man of Roma is unassuming, his model being Michel de Montaigne.
- Because having lost all faiths Man of Roma sees here an opportunity to cling onto the only religion left to him: narcissism (Woody Allen’s jest, not MoR’s.)
Now (more seriously?) further info can be found in the first post which is like an introduction to this blog and provides an idea of its general inspiration.
- Professional teacher in Italian high school for 16 years (ancient history & Italian literature.)
- IT systems and networking Engineer in the last 14 years, working with networking planning, implementing and training projects, in Italy and abroad.
- Composer of soundtrack electronic music, playing piano and guitar and liking every kind of music: classical, contemporary, jazz, world (especially Indian and Arabic,) rock, pop etc.
- Freelance journalist with articles published in major Italian newspapers and magazines.
Note. Activities at 1 and 3 overlap, or MoR would be 95.
L’uomo de Roma will gradually (and cautiously) retire in the course of the next 10 years.
He sees this blog as an opportunity to brush up humanities back, to teach something to others (and mostly to himself,) to rewire his synapses and mix up all together (including science & technology) into a hopefully consistent, not too bizarre chunk (called synthesis, or σύνθεσις, by ‘those who know’.)
The little I know and the little I am I almost entirely owe to Magister, my Master or διδάσκαλος.
This blog, from the bottom of my heart, is dedicated to him.