Roman and Mediaeval History, Illlustrated Travel Journals, Mediaeval Literature, Geology

  Trials and Traitors

It is pretty damn difficult to find information about trials in the Roman Empire? There's tons of info about the Republic, but for the Empire I've only figured out treason is a capital crime and punishable by death (no surprise here). I don't know what death - throwing from the Tarpinian rock, crucification? Was torture used not only on slaves but on a senator? What does seem to be correct is that the emperor can indeed pardon Caius Horatius. Though right now I'm in the mood of not having him do that.

There are days when I hate research.

  Harz - Park in Braunlage

Some autumn impressions from the park in Braunlage / Harz mountains.


The Lost Fort is a blog based on my travels in Germany, the UK, Scandinavia, and other places (like Flanders and the Baltic States), with essays on Roman and Mediaeval history illustrated with lots of photos of old castles, cathedrals, Roman remains, and beautiful landscapes. You may also find the odd essay about geology or Mediaeval literature.

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I'm a blogger from Germany with a MA in Literature and History which doesn't pay my bills, so I use it to research blogposts instead. I'm interested in everything Roman and Mediaeval, avid reader and sometimes writer, opera enthusiast, traveller with a liking for foreign languages and odd rocks, photographer, and tea aficionado. And an old-fashioned blogger who hasn't yet gotten an Instagram account. :-)