Welcome! My name is Maxima and my pronouns are she/her. In the Known World I reside in the Kingdom of Northshield. In the modern world I live on the indigenous land known as Mnisóta Makhóčhe, the lands of the Santee of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ.

This site is dedicated to the study of jewelry, Ancient Rome, history, re-creation, reenactment, fashion, historical sex-workers/courtesans, historical sexuality, women’s rights, resources…

If you have questions, comments, or corrections, or if there is something you would like to see added please send me a message.

Upcoming Classes

Class: TBD
Barony of Castel Rouge
Weekend of September 4, 2021

Current Research

Why Anklets are far more mysterious and way more interesting than you thought. You’ll want to stay tuned for this one.

Fresco from Pompeii, Alexander the Great’s mistress painted as Aphrodite

Book Recommendation

A Curious History of Sex

I just finished an amazing book written by Kate Listner called, A Curious History of Sex. This is an amazingly well researched book with humor and horror. The title is a little misleading as she goes in depth into the social aspects. Kate Listner has had a social media presence under “Whores of Yore” and “More Whores of Yore.” for quite some time and I highly recommend following her either on Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok. And of course, picking up her book either hardcopy or audio. You won’t regret it.

Ongoing Educational Series

An ongoing multi part series about life in Imperial Rome.

Roman Jewelry

Roman Jewelry Part I:
An Introduction & Overview
Roman Jewelry Part II:
Favored Materials & Styles
Roman Jewelry Part III:
Roman Jewelry Part IV:
More to come…

Based on the class:
“All About That Bling.”

Getting The Roman Look

The Roman Look Part I:
Clothing & Shoes
The Roman Look Part II:
Hair & Cosmetics
The Roman Look Part III:

Based on the classes:
“The Roman Look & How to Get It” & “Quick, Cheap, & Easy Roman”

Recreating Roman Jewelry

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