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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

2 weeks 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

2 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

Alea iacta est

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.

Who needs the SEC? Long live the Big 10

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.

Me IRL: Harley Morenstein

4 months agoTechnology : The Kernel

The sauce boss talked to us about Wikipedia wormholes, his teaching past, and his beef with Julius Caesar.

Cruz to 'Emperor' Obama: 'How Long Is That Madness of Yours Still to Mock Us?'

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

Video: French Montana – Julius Caesar

5 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Mac & Cheese: The Album coming soon. Previously: French Montana Freestyle on Sway in the Morning (Video)

CrypTool: experiment with cryptographic algorithms

5 months agoTechnology : Ghacks.net

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

Now LeBron James is the homecoming King

5 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Like Julius Caesar, LeBron James came, he saw, he conquered and then... went back home?

All Hail Caesar At Block Cinema

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 › ]

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

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