... in "a villa in Herculaneum, a town that was destroyed in A.D. 79 by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that obliterated nearby Pompeii."Many attempts have been made to unroll the carbonized scrolls since they were excavated in 1752.Show More Summary
On this day in 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
For a long time, the Southeastern Conference has been to college football what Shakespeare's Julius Caesar was to ordinary humans: "He doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus." It often seemed as though it existed on a level all its own, below only the NFL.
The sauce boss talked to us about Wikipedia wormholes, his teaching past, and his beef with Julius Caesar.
Thursday on the Senate floor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used the words of philosopher and politician Marcus Cicero who advocated to return to a Republican government after the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar died. Cruz addressed the speech to President Obama using the words of Cicero saying: The words of Cicero powerfully relevant 2,077 years later. Show More Summary
Mac & Cheese: The Album coming soon. Previously: French Montana Freestyle on Sway in the Morning (Video)
Have you ever asked yourself how cryptographic algorithms work? What algorithms such as AES or Twofish do, or how cryptography was handled in the past? How Julius Caesar used encryption to protect messages or how the German Enigma machine...Show More Summary
Like Julius Caesar, LeBron James came, he saw, he conquered and then... went back home?
Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' has been brought to movie and TV screens several times, but the version playing this Thursday at Block Cinema is a real curiosity. [ more › ]
French artist Vincent Debanne's digitally modified images comment on the inherent violence of wealth. Upon being appointed Dictator of the Roman Empire in 46 B.C., Julius Caesar had a large basin dug near the Tiber River. He filled it...Show More Summary
On this day in 46 BC, Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
GAMCO Investors Inc (NYSE:GBL) CEO Mario Gabelli is predicting the Ides of March; that fateful day of March 15, when Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C, will prove fateful, if slightly less so, 2,059 years later. Gabelli believes that’s the day the Fed will finally hike rates after six years of near-zero rates. The […]
“Sic semper tyrannis,” Brutus supposedly yelled as he helped assassinate Julius Caesar: Thus always to tyrants. John Wilkes Booth exclaimed the same to the panicked crowd in Ford’s Theater after he shot Lincoln. And in dark underground...Show More Summary
Dictators have always existed. They have taken many forms. We can go back to Rome, to the rise of Julius Caesar; an ancient democratic state that became psychologically convinced it was safer, and easier, to trust the power of a single person over the power of the people collectively. Show More Summary
ante diem vii kalendas septembres 55 B.C. — Julius Caesar invades Britain, but doesn’t stick around very long 1875 — Birth of John Buchan, 1st Baron of Tweedsmuir and Governor-General of Canada … and author of a decent biography of Augustus
in the Third Man, in just post world war II Vienna, a spy and fake antibiotic seller to orphanages becomes a fugitive from american and British Intelligence and a mysterious web of communications and occurrences occurs between an intelligent...Show More Summary
If you’re looking for an historic simulation game that allows you to become the leader of one of three factions (Julius Caesar, Scipio Africanus, Marcus Junius Brutus), you may enjoy Rise of Rome. The post ?Build a Prosperous Empire from the ground Up in Simulation Rise of Rome appeared first on 148Apps.
Reviewing John Williams’ recently reissued novel, Augustus – which tells the story of the famed Roman Emperor whose rise to power began when he was adopted by Julius Caesar – Daniel Mendelsohn ponders what connects it to Williams’ other two novels – Stoner, about an English professor, and Butcher’s Crossing, a Western: The main theme […]
@Roger Pearse John the Lydian on “July” – now online in English. [there's some interesting Julius Caesar info in this one which I will blog about in the next few days]