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I, Claudius: Hey, Kids! Let’s Restore the Republic!

As I mentioned last time, the theme of I, Claudius is the tension between monarchy and republic. The show beautifully contrasts the immorality of the Principate with the supposed moral virtue of the Republic. 1,800 more words


March 22, 238: Gordian Angels

Romans got two emperors for the price of one, when in 238, Gordian I and II became father-and-son tag-team Caesars after an insurrection against Maximinus Thrax, a rather unpopular emperor who had come to the position by the popular tradition of assassinating his predecessor. 224 more words

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The Fault in Our Stars

By: Selinna Nicole Escosar

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) is an American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone. It is based on the novel, The Fault in Our Stars written by John Green. 867 more words


Day 281

I’ve spent the past week playing cat and mouse with a… mouse. Or mice. Hopefully just one mouse. It got into our pantry. At first (and second and third) I caught it manually with a plastic container after emptying out the pantry. 1,623 more words


The Ides of March

What is the ides, anyway? Nothing more than the Roman concept of a date near the middle of a month. For some months, such as March, the ides falls on the 15th; in other months it comes on the 18th. 367 more words

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Divus Iulius

This is a post for my March book challenge, #marchmonthofmythology.

Today we’re stepping forward in time from the myths I’ve been talking about up till now, to the first century BCE. 547 more words


I, Claudius: Republic vs Monarchy

One of the major themes in I, Claudius is the tension between the concept of the Roman Republic and the reality of the new Roman monarchy. 2,140 more words