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"You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence”

John Green is more dear to me because of his work as an online activist and video blogger than because of his literary feats. However, he recently wrote… 546 more words

Augustus

Today's Quote: On civic duty.

“Man is only a political animal when he is desperately unhappy and is pursued by the devils of want and uncertainty. Feed the brute; give him certainty; give him peace and contentment, and the ugly drama of politics will dissolve like a morning mist, displaying the happy world of work behind it…This is what Augustus has to teach us.” 9 more words

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Dear Hazel (DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE FAULT IN OUR STARS)

This poem is inspired by the book ‘the fault in our stars’ that written by John Green. I really loved the book. The caracters in the poem are the main-characters from the book. 124 more words

Gedichten/ Poëzie

Missed work 18th - 21st August: The Problems with Succession

This week was a strange old week. We had our oral tasks due on Thursday and this ate up considerable time. We did however look at succession. 172 more words

Augustus

The Maison Carrée

In Nimes, a lovely town in southern France, there stands a beautiful, white structure, gleaming in the sunlight: this is the Maison Carree, the Square House, an ancient Roman temple that remains remarkably well-preserved. 1,319 more words

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August 19th: Birthday/Deathday

Tuesday was my birthday; as is my personal tradition, I made a cake to celebrate.   Instead of the traditional, round-with-white-frosting-and-coloured-flowers format, however, I went for a… … 800 more words

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Recommended Reading: Augustus, by John Williams

“For Octavius Caesar is Rome; and that, perhaps, is the tragedy of his life.”

John Williams’s Augustus* is relentlessly brilliant. It is one of the best books I have ever read. 781 more words

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