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12 Famous Quotes Updated for Millennials

12 Famous Quotes Updated for Millennials Bible: Let he who is without sin podcast throwing the first stone Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: iCame, iSaw, iConquered Rene DeCartes: I think therefore I.M. Admiral John Paul Jones: Don't shoot...Show More Summary

How Graphic Designers Around the World Interpret Shakespeare

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

When the Globe Theatre along London's River Thames opened in 1599, a flag depicting Hercules hoisting a globe announced the opening of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

The Rich History of Hungarian Wine

From sweet dessert wines to oaky reds. Most European countries have the Romans to thank for their wine industry. But Hungary, with nearly 100 varietals and 22 wine-growing regions, may predate even Julius Caesar. The written proof supporting this theory is spotty at best, yet many historians believe the tale. Show More Summary

The Christians of the East Celebrate Christmas and Where Is the West?

Today is the day, according to the old Julian calendar [introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC], when millions of Christians belonging to the old churches of the East celebrate Christmas. Millions do in the Middle East, particularly the...Show More Summary

25 Neat Facts About Nebraska

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

2. Remember that little yellow-and-black booklet that got you through 'Julius Caesar'? You can thank a Nebraskan for the Cliff's Notes version.

The Last Soviet Leader’s Adventures in Advertising

When Julius Caesar returned to Rome after conquering the Gauls, he paraded the Gallic leader Vercingetorix through the streets of the mighty city. It was part of a ritual called the triumph, where the Roman general dressed as god-king and displayed his vanquished foe before throngs of plebs. When America...

Dutch Archaeologists Find the Site of a Massacre Julius Caesar Boasted About

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The tribes had asked Caesar for asylum. Instead, they were massacred.

Location of one of Julius Caesar's Battles Found in Netherlands

At a press conference held on Friday Dec. 11, 2015 in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, archaeologist Nico Roymans from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam announced a discovery that is truly unique for Dutch archaeology: the location where the Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar massacred two Germanic tribes in the year 55 BC. Show More Summary

Premier League Preview: All Eyes on a Post-Mourinho Chelsea for Sunderland Visit

Given the fractious nature of a season that has yielded almost as many controversies as defeats, it was always a question of when not if Jose Mourinho would cross the Rubicon. Julius Caesar's crossing of a small stream in northern Italy became one of ancient history's most pivotal events, and it began the Roman Empire. Show More Summary

14th century art

2 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The illustration above comes from the Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340 (British Library, Add 42130, fol. 146v).The one below depicts the world's most famous C-section. " Birth of Julius Caesar, Les anciennes hystoires rommaines, Paris 14th century." (British Library, Royal 16 G VII, fol. 219r) Both items via the quite remarkable Discarding Images tumblr.

Julius Caesar battlefield unearthed in Netherlands

Archaeologists say they have proven for the first time that Julius Caesar set foot on what is now Dutch soil, destroying two Germanic tribes in a battle which left around 150,000 people dead. Hundreds of bones have been found at theShow More Summary

Dutch archaeologists find proof of Julius Caesar-led massacre in the Netherlands

Dutch archaeologists claim they have proof Roman emperor Julius Caesar spent time in what is now present day the Netherlands, after finding remains of a battle site near Oss in Brabant. They say they have found the location where Caesar fought against two German tribes in 55 BC and that this is the first battle field in the Netherlands. Show More Summary

Caesar fought here? 1st c. B.C. battlefield found in Kessel

Archaeologists from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) have discovered what they believe to be the site of a bloody battle fought by Julius Caesar against the Tencteri and Usipetes tribes in 55 B.C. The site is at the confluence of the Maas (Meuse) and Waal rivers about 75 miles inland near modern-day Kessel, in the [...]

Julius Caesar: Battleground Where Caesar Killed 150,000 Discovered

Dutch archaeologists have been unearthing relics believed to be related to Julius Caesar from a site in Kessel, in the province of Brabat in the southern region of the Netherlands, for thirty years now. Now, they’re finally confirming their find. Show More Summary

Archaeologists say Julius Caesar came, saw and conquered on Dutch soil in 55 BC

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Archaeologists say they have proven for the first time that Julius Caesar set foot on what is now Dutch soil, destroying two Germanic tribes in a battle which left around 150,000 people dead. The two tribes were massacred in the fighting with the Roman emperor in 55 BC, on a battle site now at Kessel, in the southern province of Brabant. Show More Summary

Archaeologists Find Remnants of Massacre Led by Caesar

Archaeologists say they have confirmed that Julius Caesar stepped on what is now Dutch soil—and in the bloodiest of ways. They've uncovered the remnants of a battle fought in 55 BC in the southern part of the country, near Oss. Dutch News frames the battle as a particularly cruel...

A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson (Languagehat)

I know what you’re thinking: you know little and care less about the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries; why not go back to Julius Caesar or forward to Charlemagne?

This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem v kalendas decembres

ante diem v kalendas decembres 43 B.C. — the lex Titia de triumvirato gave G. Julius Caesar Octavianus, Marcus Antonius, and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus the title of triumviri rei publicae constituendae with near-dictatorial powers for a period of five years 8 B.C. — death of the poet Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) ca 110 A.D. — […]

The Fault, Dear Brutus

When Edward R. Murrow did his famous See It Now broadcast on CBS that helped expose Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), he ended the program with a quote from Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars, but in...Show More Summary

Losing the War Against ISIS -- Turning a Deaf Ear to Sun Tzu and Julius Caesar -- and Losing Ourselves

My introduction to religious oppression and bloody conflict came early in life. Iran became the "Islamic Republic of Iran" when I was 2 ½ years old. For the next decade the brutal morality police was at everyone's door and the war with Iraq meant up to six rocket attacks into Tehran per day. Show More Summary

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