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The Life Of Julius Caesar In 55 Facts

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Though his name has come to mean monarch or ruler, Julius Caesar was never an Emperor of Rome. However, first as Consul then as Dictator for life, he paved the way for the end of the Republic and the dawn of the Empire. A victorious general, popular political leader and prolific author, his memoirs are a vital historical source for the era. The Presurfer

America, You're Fired!

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, Before leaving the house early one morning in 63 BC, an anxious Julius Caesar told his mother, “Today thou shalt see thy son either pontifex maximus… or an exile.” Caesar was running for his first BIG elected office- pontifex maximus, the high priest of Rome. Show More Summary

Game Of Thrones Star Comments On That Jaw-Dropping Death — Says 'I'm Not Coming Back!'

Say it ain't so!! On Sunday's Game of Thrones' season finale, it seemed that everyone's favorite Lord Commander received a Julius Caesar like death when members of the Night's Watch turned on him! Et tu, Olly?! However, Kit Harrington, AKA Jon Snow, confirmed that the show-runners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, told him that his character was gone [...]

Cur Consumer Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device to Help Stop Chronic Pain

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is nothing new, having been used even in ancient Rome with the help of electric ray fish, according to Scribonius Largus, Julius Caesar’s own physician. A new TENS device soon to beShow More Summary

All the World’s a Stage — Even San Quentin

Julius Caesar lay dead. The senators who took his life stood dumbstruck, faced with the foul deed they had done, and then fled in a panic. Mark Antony stared at

This week at Forbes: Philip II, Julius Caesar, Roman teeth, Anglo-Saxon leprosy, and the origins of Alaskans

Rather than put up a post every time one of my pieces comes out at Forbes, I have decided to collect them at all the end of the week. Here's what was on offer from May 11 through May 15: Alexander the Great's Father Found in Tomb with Foreign Princess. Show More Summary

Julius Caesar's Health Debate Reignited: Stroke Or Epilepsy?

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Two medical doctors propose a radical new diagnosis for Julius Caesar's health issues: cardiovascular disease. Their theory calls into question a centuries-old suggestion that Caesar had epilepsy.

Julius Caesar decreed that only the Emperor could wear purple.

2 months agoLifestyle / Shopping : Fash365

Julius Caesar decreed that only the Emperor could wear purple. Isn’t it fun to break the rules! Tibi Silk Faux-Wrap Dress $158, Robert Rose Fan Drop Earrings $32, Alice + Olivia Menagerie Shoulder Bag...Show More Summary

Under a Bad Sign

Cassius: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141) The supernatural figures into more than a few crimes that are chronicled in The Malefactor’s Register, although most, if not all, can be

Caesar did not suffer from epilepsy: scientists

Scientists from Imperial College London have released new research arguing that Roman general Julius Caesar suffered from mini-strokes, going against previous diagnoses of epilepsy. More than 2,000 years since Caesar died - assassinated...Show More Summary

Did the Julio-Claudians suffer from congenital heart defects?

A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Nude statue of Julius Caesar. Photographed at The Musée du Louvre in Paris, France byMary Harrsch © 2008 A recently published article, "Has the diagnosis of a stroke been overlooked in the symptoms of Julius Caesar", by Francesco M. Show More Summary

Mini-Strokes Changed Caesar's Personality

Julius Caesar crumpled to the ground during the Battle of Thapsus in 46BC, and theories for the dizziness and limb weakness said to have caused that fall have ranged from epilepsy to malaria seizures and parasitic infection, the Guardian notes. But now two Imperial College London researchers have proposed his...

Julius Caesar may have suffered mini-strokes that changed his personality in later life: study

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Roman emperor Julius Caesar may have suffered a series of mini-strokes, explaining his dark mood in later life, according to doctors at London’s Imperial College. Caesar, who lived from 100 to 44 BC, has long been the focus of medical debate, with the common assumption being that he suffered...

A high-style, intermittently substantive 'Caesar'

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

A Noise Within's new production of "Julius Caesar" has plenty of style. Or rather, plenty of styles: bold but random design elements that compete for attention with the substance.

The Ides of March: Gordon Tullock Strikes Again

(March 17, 2015 02:36 AM, by David Henderson) Phil Edwards over at Vox has written a fun piece on the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March. Most of us know what we "know" about it from Shakespeare. Bad idea, says Edwards, and he shows why.... (0 COMMENTS)

Beware The Ides Of March,…Once You Know What They Are

Ah, the Ides of March, an historic day sandwiched between Pi Day and St. Patrick’s Day. But wht, exactly, do the Ides of March mean to anyone but Julius Caesar? According to Vox, the Ides are simply the middle of the month. According...Show More Summary

U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection — In Its Own Library

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

A dozen gold Roman coins — one from each reign of Rome's first emperors, starting with Julius Caesar — spent decades on a shelf in the University at Buffalo's library.

King Henrietta IV?

Dame Harriet Walter as King Henry IV by Helen Maybanks   The idea of an all-woman Henry IV (now playing at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London) didn’t much grab me. I gave a miss to the same company’s Julius Caesar and have to confess that I didn’t bother to read the reviews, even when it […]

Man Karate Chops Flaming Boards, Plays Electric Guitar

5 months agoHumor : Neatorama

(Video Link) In his Life of Julius Caesar, Greco-Roman historian Plutarch described a time when the future dictator of Rome read a biography of Alexander the Great. It saddened Caesar because he felt he had accomplished so little in his life compared to Alexander:... Show More Summary

Figuring out how to read the "cylinders of carbonized plant material" that were once scrolls in the library of the father-in-law of Julius Caesar...

... 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

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