(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)
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
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.
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 […]
(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
... 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
On this day in 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
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.
The sauce boss talked to us about Wikipedia wormholes, his teaching past, and his beef with Julius Caesar.
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
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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
Like Julius Caesar, LeBron James came, he saw, he conquered and then... went back home?
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 › ]
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
On this day in 46 BC, Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
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 […]
“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
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