My wife bought me a gift, in honor of conducted an interview the author Steven Saylor. To my surprize Saylor and I both had the same REMCO Galley ship toy when we were both kids. Check out my podcast (Episode 4) of ANCIENT ROME REFOCUSED, and my earlier post here on the blog titled: “Sail on the Wine Blue Sea” to see a photo of the original toy from the 60s. My wife got me the PlayMobil Roman Galley, making it clear that it was for 5 to 8 year-olds…so it would be perfect for me. HA!
It now sits on my book shelf as a reminder of my old one, and a place for my imagination as I work on another episode for the podcast. I have christened her: THE SEA CHASER.
Unfortunately, the crew ran into the sea monster Charybdis.
The crew noticed it had an unnatural desire for the rigging of the ship. It seemed determined to pull the rigging off the ship and chew on it. Horrors!
Oh great Jupiter! Save us from this hairy beast. Soon the creature calmed down and looked up from the carnage and said: “Send me more Romans! For I am hungry.”
Fortunately, a salmon treat satisfied his blood lust. Thank you God Neptune! (Director’s Note* No cat was hurt in the making of this post to Ancient Rome Refocused).