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Ides of March: Housing Starts Drop -6.75% MoM in March (Midwest Starts Drop -16.22%)

It was the Ides of March (best known as the assasination date of Julius Caesar) for housing.  Housing starts dropped -6.75% month-over-month (MoM) in March. The post Ides of March: Housing Starts Drop -6.75% MoM in March (Midwest Starts Drop -16.22%) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Shakespeare Resource Center - Line Analysis: Julius Caesar

Suggested essay topics and study questions for Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal. Perfect for students who have to write A Modest Proposal essays.

Italy beckons for Asterix and Obelix

After decades battling Julius Caesar and his Roman legions, Gallic hero Asterix and his sidekick Obelix finally discover the rest of Italy in their latest adventure, its authors revealed Wednesday. "Asterix and the Race through Italy",...Show More Summary

What would happen if we didn't have a leap year? And who knew Julius Caesar and Cleopatra were involved?

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The reason our Christmases are still white, our springs green and our summers warm is owed to the historic fling between Julius Caesar and C...        

How Julius Caesar Won a Battle With a Bagpipe

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Hey, there's more than one way to torture your enemy.

Beware The Ides Of March...But Why?

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Shakesepeare put the idea of the Ides of March into our heads with his play Julius Caesar, leading some people to believe the days of mid-March are somehow cursed, since Julius Caesar was murdered by his senators on March 15, 44 AD.Show More Summary

"The Valiant: The Valiant Book 1" by Lesley Livingston (Reviewed by Cindy Hannikman)

OVERVIEW: Princess. Captive. Gladiator.Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar.When Fallon was a child, Caesar’s armies invaded her homeland, and...Show More Summary

What is the Ides of March and why should we beware?

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

There's no need to beware on March 15, but perhaps Julius Caesar should have been.        

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Beware - It’s the Ides of March. Related: when Julius Caesar was kidnapped by pirates, he insisted on a higher ransom.   The Evolution of Animation. Two Irish villages claim that the skeleton of Napoleon’s horse belongs to them. But did...Show More Summary

The Ides of March and Julius Caesar

On the eve of the Ides of March we start with a cartoon -- Caesar with a contemporary twist. My thanks to Guido Giuntini for allowing me to us this. Does everyone know the details of Caesar’s death? Perhaps a review would be helpful....Show More Summary

Angela Merkel Is Now the Leader of the Free World

3 months 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?

4 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

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

5 months agoNews : 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 [...]

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