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The Yachts Of The Super-Rich Do Battle In These Violent Photo Montages

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

GAMCO Investors Inc (GBL) CEO Gabelli Predicts Long Overdue Rate Hike in March

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 […]

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Naked Mole Rat Could One Day Save Your Life

“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

Putin: The Psyche of the Modern Dictator

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

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii kalendas septembres

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

A great movie: The Third Man with Orson Welles and also Citizen Kane,War of the Worlds....Julius Caesar

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

?Build a Prosperous Empire from the ground Up in Simulation Rise of Rome

2 months agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

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.

“We Are Of The World, After All”

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 […]

John the Lydian on “July” – now online in English | Roger Pearse

@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]

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird: A Talk With Conn Iggulden

Photo credit: Jules Beresford Conn Iggulden is internationally known for his historical fiction. He's written the Emperor series about the life of Julius Caesar, and the Conqueror series, based on the lives of Mongol warlords. He's also...Show More Summary

MLB Draft spending cap makes the Astros look sleazy

The Astros look like they're screwing two young amateur players out of a chance to start their pro careers. Are they? Pompeia was the second wife of Julius Caesar, a good woman by all accounts who he's purported to have cared for very deeply. Show More Summary

Why Can't We Teach Shakespeare Better?

After writing about a common misconception regarding a particular scene in Julius Caesar, Mark Kleiman offers a footnote: Like many Boomers, I had to read Julius Caesar in the 10th grade; not really one of the Bard’s better efforts, but full of quotable passages and reasonably easy to follow. Show More Summary

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Julius Caesar | Latin Language Blog

@Latin Language Blog 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Julius Caesar | Latin Language Blog. [plenty to argue with in this one, alas]

Julius Caesar Conquers At The Globe

3 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

Globe show fixates on good and bad PR strategies.

Julius Caesar - Globe July 2014

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Claire van Kampen; new score for Julius Caesar; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Reviewed by Jill Barlow on Jul 2 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Music so robust & noisy - even before play starts - Drunken sounds of re-enactment of Roman Feast of Lupercalia...Show More Summary

Grenoble embraces last-mile EV sharing scheme

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Solving the problem of urban transportation has vexed town planners since the days of Julius Caesar. It isn't just a matter of coming up with a better bus or shared cars. Unless you want people to end up slogging the last mile of their journey in the rain, a city’s transportation system needs to be comprehensive and integrated. Show More Summary

'Asterix: The Land of The Gods' International Trailer Awakens The Roman Army

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Asterix and Obelix must stop the nefarious Julius Caesar from taking over their village in the international trailer for 'Asterix: The Land of the Gods'. [...]

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."

3 months agoTechnology : Message

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” - William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

When Julius Caesar Met The Hercynian Unicorn

Germany has long been associated with unicorn traditions, in particular with the supposed occurrence of dainty white unicorns in the Harz Mountains. In addition, a far more exotic, bizarre version was allegedly sighted in Germany’s HercynianForest by no less eminent an eyewitness than Julius Caesar. (c) Markus Bühler He described it as being an ox […]

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