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August Calendar

Happy August first! Here is a free Augustus Calendar. For those of you who don’t know, Augustus was the founder and first emperor of the Roman empire. Cool! Have fun kids!

Illustration

Augustus – John Williams

Because I like to think myself above everything zeitgeisty, when the John Williams revival hit fever pitch and everyone was raving about Stoner, I decided I needed to know what this was all about without leaping with both feet onto… 309 more words

"I'm Kind of a Big Deal": Augusuts' Res Gestae on Pirates, Slaves, Consuls and Priests

Res Gestae 25 (Column V)

“I cleared the sea of pirates. The nearly thirty thousand slaves who fled their masters in the war and carried arms against the Republic, I captured and handed over to their masters to be punished. 180 more words

Latin

On Reading the Classics

I read Homer and have a thought
Perhaps that Plato also had,
Marvel at Horatian odes
That Marvell loved centuries ago,
Admire a line as did Augustus, 50 more words

Poetry

And for those who don't like Gaul ... there's Gaul! :-)

Well, the final program for Many Gods West is out, and it’s a humdinger! Permit me to point out once again the high profile that Gaulish and Gallo-Roman polytheism will have for this event, which just makes my heart sing. 580 more words

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire - Vox

Originally posted on Vox.

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. 97 more words

Italy