Thanks for visiting my blog! I was born in 1983 in Ramat Gan to an Italian-American mother and a Romanian-Israeli father. I divided my childhood between Tel Aviv and Hamden and grew up with eight brothers and sisters. In 2005, I graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with a BA in Classics. I was also lucky to end the year as the top-ranked debater on the national circuit in the Team of the Year race, a first-time accomplishment in the history of Harvard debate. Following graduation, I worked at the POSCO steel factory in Pohang, South Korea, hiked trails in North Korea, Japan, and China, and eventually started my own business with my best friend from college: Imperial Publishing. These days, I’m finishing up my dissertation on Roman orgies at Yale, coaching the debate team there, teaching classes on European history and sex and violence in the ancient world, and working on some video, music, and creative writing projects. I hope that you enjoy my work. You can also follow me on Facebook (David Vincent Kimel), Instagram (spqrkimel), and Twitter (spqrkimel).
I will post journal entries, short films, and music videos in addition to ongoing projects like my novel Remember Cawnpore, a Memoir of the Opium War and The Evolution of the Roman Orgy, a Dissertation.