Ancient Roman Villa
Here lies once splendid ancient Roman Villa in ruins. Remnants of a gorgeous mosaicVenus and a flying dove on the floorof big gardens, fountains and pools talk about her rich and lively history.
The Roman wealthy patrician did not think of us looking at the mosaic of his Villa. He built it for posterity, yet desired to live longer than his creation. He thought he could deceive the uncompromising rulertime. Although there was no real stock market then, he had his own treasury; he thought the treasury will live longer even than his Villa to support his posteritybuy them power, fame.
We can almost hear and see the water that once sprinkled from fountains; hear giggles and secret stories shared in the gardens among his children and servants; we can imagine his demeanor at the extravagant parties he loved; bacchanalias in the secret rooms of the Villa.
Here lies the ancient Roman Villa in ruins and little is known of her once larger-than-life owner, and even less about his stock, treasury, and posterity.
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