Monday, November 22, 2010


"Adolpha, fetch me my amethyst jewelry and goblet. I have the Women's Circle this evening," commanded noble Lady Callista, wife of the notable politician Marcus Gallerius.

"At once my lady," Adolpha replies. It is customary for women of the patrician class to wear amethyst jewels and drink from same-stone goblets as it wards off any drunkenness or seduction. Unfortunately for the Callista, every social affair ends in an inebriated, lustful scandal.

"My lady, here are the items requested," Adolpha states with disgust.

"You are dismissed," replies Callista curtly.

Adolpha secretly smiles, looking forward to her evening with her lady's husband.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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  1. Loved the read, most interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Thanks Yvonne and Hart.

    When I picked the image for the Colour Feature, I had no idea what to do with amethyst. I researched a little and apparently in Ancient Rome, amethyst was used to ward off intoxication and seduction. I don't think it quite worked.