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Kirchner-Augustus, May 31, 2006

According to an old Swiss ‘Lexikon der Politik’ (translating from its Sp. version) the concept of ‘caesarianism’ applies to a type of government that rises into power not by means of clean elections but by an act of force subsequent to a severe crisis. 1,497 more words

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The Aeneid's Serpentine Imagery: Book 2

This past year, in my first advanced Latin course, I was given a fantastic opportunity to study Vergil’s Aeneid. This epic poem telling of the Trojan hero Aeneas’ quest to found the Roman bloodline has been a cornerstone of the Western tradition since its creation over 2000 years ago. 927 more words

Ancient Literature

After The Trojan War: Aeneas the Refugee

Almost everyone knows at least portions of the myth of the Trojan War in which the Greeks attacked Troy to reclaim Queen Helen the wife of Menelaus the King of Sparta.   691 more words

Currents

June 10, 2015

Participants: Jon, David, Gili

Macao

Jon 85ish, David 60ish, Gili 2 points behind David

First play for David. This is Gili’s game, but I think I’ve played more than her now. 767 more words

Session Reports

The Art of Love

Anyone who thinks that poetry got lewd in the last 50 years or so, should go pick up some Ovid. Ovid’s The Art of Love (Ars Amatoria) 396 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid: Frescoes from an Emperor's House

The House of Augustus, Emperor of Rome, lies on the Palatine Hill. In the olden days the Palatine Hill was top real estate and it was no surprise that the man who referred to himself as “Princeps” (First/ foremost) had his house located there. 83 more words

Photography

Images

Here is my A4 infographic:

Here is my A8 infographic. Note: trust me, this is not the size that my A8 infographic will have. For some reason, illustrator just decided when I save it as a jpeg that it is in this size. 8 more words

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