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Angela Merkel Is Now the Leader of the Free World

14 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Orange Julius Caesar gave an interview to the Times of London and Bild this weekend... and, yeah, so much for the alliances and institutions that have kept the peace in Europe for seventy years. OJC is gonna burn it all...Show More Summary

January 10, 49 BCE: Did Caesar Even Cross the Rubicon?

This January 10, let's take a look back at the alleged deeds of Julius Caesar before and after he started a civil war with his crossing of the Rubicon and question whether the imperator ever really even noted that with the crossing of the Rubicon, "alea iacta est": "The die is cast."

Latin city mythically founded by Aeneas opens to public

The ancient Latin city of Lavinium, according to legend founded by Aeneas, son of Venus, hero of Troy and ancestor of Julius Caesar, has some of the most significant archaeological remains predating the ascendance of Rome. Less than 20 miles from the modern city of Rome, the archaeological site was first excavated in the mid-1950s [...]

Books That You Re-Read Every Year

I used to re-read The Wind in the Willows every year but unwisely fell out of the habit. I vowed to revive it this year and just might meet the deadline. Another favorite for frequent reading has been Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. War and Peace deserves multiple reading. Show More Summary

Why Donald Trump is Not a Traitor

John Shattuck, who as a lawyer ought to know better, says that Donald Trump’s actions with respect to Russia “raise the specter of treason.” Now, I bow to no man in my hatred and contempt for Orange Julius Caesar, and I fully support Shattuck’s demand for an investigation of foreign interference and other misconduct in the... Read more »

5 Rules to Follow When Trusting Others

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou “Et tu, Brute?” These were the famous last words uttered by Julius Caesar, one of history’s most victorious generals and statesmen, known for his strategically planned military campaigns, which significantly expanded the Roman Empire and fortified its borders. Show More Summary

How the C-section got its name

Q: If Julius Caesar wasn’t delivered by cesarean section, as I’ve read, how did the medical procedure get its name? A: Let’s begin with the old story that Julius Caesar was born by cesarean section, an urban legend that we discuss in Origins of the Specious, our book about language myths. (The usual spelling is... ? Read More: How the C-section got its name

Trump's Campaign Had Anti-Semitic Overtones, But Let's Be Optimistic

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

As Julius Caesar once said: ”It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” Today, we all make decisions quickly, snap judgements in the heat of the moment based on our biases and instincts, and not necessarily on the full facts. Show More Summary

Was a 14th c. queen the first to survive a caesarean?

Caesarean sections have the reputation of being named after Julius Caesar because he was delivered surgically from his mother Aurelia. That is a myth that grew from a misunderstanding of the ancient sources in the 10th century. Pliny states in Natural History (Book VII, Chapter 7) that the dictator’s branch of the Julius family acquired [...]

Julius Caesar's place of death is now a cat sanctuary for 250 stray cats

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

A site called Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome, Italy, contains the steps where Julius Caesar was killed more than 2,000 years ago; it is also currently home to about 250 stray cats. According to Atlas Obscura, the felines moved into the area soon after the ruins were excavated in the late 1920s. Show More Summary

Upside-down Fig Tree in Baia, Italy

Inside the "Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia," one little tree defies physics. The modern city of Bacoli holds the ruins of Baia. It was once a playground for the super-rich of Rome, the emperors and their ilk. Julius Caesar had a villa there and so did did Emperors Nero and Caligula. Show More Summary

Cryptic Deconstructions of Big Data

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

In Julien Prévieux's solo show at Julius Caesar, the artist asks: what, if anything, can be made of our intense reliance on technology to learn about our world? The post Cryptic Deconstructions of Big Data appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Shakespeare meets Oliver Stone in 'The Tragedy of JFK'

Friends, readers, theatergoers, lend me your eyes; I come to praise “The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm Shakespeare)” at the Skylight Theatre, not to bury it. Daniel Henning’s adaptation of “Julius Caesar” is an audacious new production from the Blank Theatre Company, one that inventively maps Shakespeare’s...

Make like Julius Caesar and conquer five countries from the seat of your bike

If you're a cyclist looking for a challenge, gear up for the Julius Caesar cycling expedition. It’s an 1,800-mile ride that roughly follows the Roman conqueror’s march through Europe, from London to Rome via England, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy. “Our journey begins at the farthest northern...

Make like Julius Caesar and conquer five countries from the seat of your bike

If you're a cyclist looking for a challenge, gear up for the Julius Caesar cycling expedition. It’s an 1,800-mile ride that roughly follows the Roman conqueror’s march through Europe, from London to Rome via England, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy. “Our journey begins at the farthest northern...

Julius Caesar pencil holder

3 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Impractical (note the hand required to keep it upright), but clever. Via Reddit.Within moments, the entire group, including Brutus, was striking out at the dictator. Caesar attempted to get away, but, blinded by blood, he tripped and fell; the men continued stabbing him as he lay defenceless on the lower steps of the portico. Show More Summary

Downtown Tyrant: Romeo Castellucci’s Julius Caesar in New York

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Long a darling of the European festival circuit, Romeo Castellucci and his Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio have since the 1980s presented a visually driven, philosophical theater, often with classical references and the provocative presence of animals and the animality of humans. The post Downtown Tyrant: Romeo Castellucci’s Julius Caesar in New York appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Lala Kent Takes On Entire Vanderpump Rules Cast in Hilarious Twitter Feud

Lala Kent was the newest SUR girl on Vanderpump Rules last season, which meant she was subjected to hazing that would make a Marine weep and backstabbing that would leave Julius Caesar all like, "Dafuq, bruh?" So it didn't come as much...Show More Summary

Review: Julius Caesar (Writers Theatre)

The most memorable elements of Writers Theatre's Julius Caesar are its cinematic video designs and impressively versatile set. The people who propel the tragedy, however, are all too often reduced to emoticons, and trapped in the carefully calculated, superficial elements of this year's election season. (read Catey Sullivan's entire review....)

Writers Theatre announces season casting

Glencoe's Writers Theatre announced casting for five productions in its 2016-17 season, the company's 25th and first in its new Studio Gang Architects space, on Wednesday.  The season opener "Julius Caesar" (Sept. 7-Oct. 16), in a new adaptation from artistic director Michael Halberstam and Scott...

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