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Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet. All this in their ignorance they called civilisation, when it was but a part of their servitude…

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The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus

I thought this was going to be really difficult but it turns out it was amazing. Super easy to read, and the lives of the emperors were so crazy that it is hard not to look at it like Dallas, or some other kind of soap opera. 92 more words

Travelling Vanir: Freyr, Nerthus and Njord

We know very little about the gods known as the Vanir, or their cult. One common thread, especially in the cult of Freyr, was taking the god’s statue for a tour in a wagon, so his worshippers could see their deity, and be blessed by them. 1,899 more words


Statehood and the Senate: How the Ideas of the Roman Empire Could Help the United States

It is often said that History repeats itself, and that we should look to the past of humankind to avoid making the mistakes of our forefathers. 707 more words


Ipse quo fidem adquireret nihil usquam perinde laetum sibi, publicis locis struere convivia totaque urbe quasi domo uti. et celeberrimae luxu famaque epulae fuere, quas a Tigellino paratas ut exemplum referam, ne saepius eadem prodigentia narranda sit. 263 more words


“The jews consider as profane all that is held sacred with us.
Reasons for their increasing wealth may be found in their stubborn loyalty and ready benevolence towards brother Jews. 1,617 more words

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