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The Battle of Actium

Did you know that 2,048 years ago one of the most important naval battles of history took place near Actium, on the western coast of Greece? 141 more words

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[Free eBook] Caesar is Dead by Jack Lindsay [Vintage Historical Fiction]

Caesar is Dead by the late Australian expat UK-resident author Jack Lindsay, a prolific author and activist with an early specialty in the Greek and Roman classics, is his vintage historical political drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. 285 more words

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Cleopatra and the vibrator powered by bees

One of the most far-fetched myths about ancient sexuality, repeated online but also in print, is that Cleopatra invented the vibrator. Some sites date this event to ‘ 599 more words

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Catch! Attacking your enemy with words as well as weapons

A few years ago, I saw images of an object that was new to me twice, in as many days. It was this pictured lead sling-shot from the fourth century BC, found in Athens and now in the collections of the British Museum (object reference no. 496 more words

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Book Review: "Antony and Cleopatra" by Adrian Goldsworthy

The story of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII is captivating and still fascinates us to this day. It is intense and dramatic. However, the story is filled with myths and loopholes that will make you sincerely question what the truth is. 1,595 more words


Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war

Every now and then I stumble across bits of Shakespeare which make me catch my breath with their brilliance. Here’s Mark Antony, lamenting Caesar’s murder and predicting bloody civil war and turmoil: 280 more words