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Post finem ludicri Poppaea mortem obiit, fortuita mariti iracundia, a quo gravida ictu calcis adflicta est. neque enim venenum crediderim, quamvis quidam scriptores tradant, odio magis quam ex fide: quippe liberorum cupiens et amori uxoris obnoxius erat. 141 more words


“Nos terrarum ac libertatis extremos recessus ipse ac sinus famae in hunc diem defendit; atque omne ignotum pro magnifico est; sed nunc terminus Britanniae patet, nulla iam ultra gens, nihil nisi fluctus ac saxa, et infestiores Romani, quorum superbiam frustra per obsequium ac modestiam effugias. 191 more words


Of all the ancient Greek and Roman historians, Herodotus is the only one I would actually want to share a beer with. Dude could tell a story.

Another Bull's Eye Response

Jon Upsal has posted a rebuttal to the recent, spuriously researched G&R piece by Ryan Smith. You can enjoy his piece here. Read them both folks, (Jon links to the original piece in his article). 187 more words

Romans and the Other

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

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General Reflections On Teaching

No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor. – Tacitus http://ift.tt/1q0DM2t


Josephus and Jesus III: Estimating a plausible Testimony

What if Josephus did write something about Jesus? It would likely have resembled a short mention that Tacitus wrote two decades afterwards that explained why Christians are called that. 1,796 more words

Religious Politics