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  • Mysterious scrolls linked to Julius Caesar could be read for first time ever

    10/04/2019 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    A pair of 2,000-year-old Roman scrolls believed to have belonged to the family of Julius Caesar, and were buried and charred during Vesuvius’ eruption, have been virtually “unwrapped” for the first time ever. The scrolls, known as the Herculaneum Scrolls, are too fragile to be handled by hand, so researchers needed to use the X-ray beam at Diamond Light Source, as well as a “virtual unwrapping” software to detect the carbon ink on them. “Texts from the ancient world are rare and precious, and they simply cannot be revealed through any other known process,” University of Kentucky professor Brent Seales,...
  • Antony and Cleopatra's long lost tomb 'FOUND and is set to be uncovered'

    01/21/2019 8:23:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated15:40, 21 JAN 2019 | ByBradley Jolly
    Archaeologists in Egypt have identified an area in Taposiris Magna, around 18 miles from Alexandria, where they believe Mark Antony and Cleopatra (VII)'s bodies are. ================================================================= The long-lost tomb of Mark Antony and Cleopatra will be "uncovered soon," historians in Egypt say. Archaeologists believe they have identified the hidden location of the crypt in which they say the leaders are buried together. "The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered. "The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30km (18 miles) away from Alexandria," Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said. The...
  • Like Caesar, America has crossed the Rubicon

    01/10/2018 6:33:12 PM PST · by pboyington · 36 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 10, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    On January 10, 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in Northern Italy, with his legions to march on Rome. While crossing the narrow river, Caesar is said to have remarked, ‘Iacta alea esto’, ‘The die is cast’, in reference to his defiance of Roman law, which forbade any general from crossing the Rubicon and entering Italy with an army. To do so was tantamount to high treason. Caesar’s action made his intentions crystal clear to those in Rome. He intended to join the struggle for power, as civil war loomed. Since that day, the term, ‘Crossing the Rubicon’...
  • On January 10 in 49 B.C., Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River

    01/10/2018 6:52:04 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 46 replies
    http://vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 01/10/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the day in 49 B.C. when Julius Caesar - noting, Iacta alea esto ("The die is cast") - crossed the Rubicon River with his legions to march on Rome in defiance of both the Senate and Roman law, which forbade any general from crossing the Rubicon and entering Italy proper with a standing army. To do so was treason. This tiny stream would reveal Caesar's intentions and mark the point of no return. Born around 100 B.C. into one of the oldest patrician families of the republic, Caesar began his political career as a member...
  • Landing site for invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC pinpointed

    11/29/2017 8:50:07 AM PST · by mairdie · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2017 | Colin Fernandez and Harry Pettit
    Archaeologists have pinpointed an obscure spot in Kent as the scene of the first encounter between Rome and ancient Britons. Pegwell Bay on the Isle of Thanet is believed to be where Caesar first attempted to land in 55 BC, and later more successfully in 54 BC. Now the site is more than half a mile inland - but at the time it was closer to the coast. The location matches Caesar's own account as it was visible from the sea with a large open bay and was overlooked by higher ground. His army immediately built a fort on the...
  • Protesters again storm 'Julius Caesar' performance

    06/18/2017 10:37:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2017 11:16 PM EDT
    Protesters again have stormed the stage of a New York production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” which depicts a Trump look-alike character being assassinated. Police say 26-year-old Javanni Valle, of Brooklyn, and 28-year-old Salvatore Cipolla, of Oceanside, Long Island, were arrested on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges Sunday evening during the Public Theater production’s last performance in Central Park. […] Apparent video of the incident shows a man rushing the stage shouting “Liberal hate kills!” and “Goebbels will be proud!” before he is grappled by security and pulled away. …
  • 'Julius Caesar' to continue despite mounting controversy

    06/15/2017 6:20:00 AM PDT · by Religion and Politics · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14, 2017 | Linda Massarella
    A modern production of “Julius Caesar” — with an actor made up as Donald Trump getting offed onstage — will continue to play in Central Park as scheduled, the theater company said. The production — part of the annual Shakespeare in the Park series — has been ripped by the White House since it was mounted Sunday.
  • Join Me: Contact "The Public Theater" for Brazen Portrayal of Slaying of the POTUS Trump.

    06/13/2017 7:36:32 AM PDT · by johnk · 35 replies
    6/13/2017 | Self
    Please join me and contacting "The Public Theater" of NYC and voicing our opinions of their latest disgraceful, treasonous play. This modern day adaptation substitutes President of the United States Donald Trump for Julius Caesar. The distinguished POTUS is then knifed down on stage to cheers from the brainwashed maniacs who actually pay to see these sodomites frolic around like fairies. Here are the contacts from their website: https://www.publictheater.org/Contact-Us/ By Phone General Info: 212.539.8500 Members and Summer Supporters: 212.967.7555 Partners: 212.539.8734 Taub Box Office: 212.967.7555 (10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Mon. - Sat., 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sun.) *The...
  • A NOTE ABOUT JULIUS CAESAR AT THE DELACORTE

    06/12/2017 4:23:53 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 40 replies
    self ^ | 6/12/17 | Delacourt
    A NOTE ABOUT JULIUS CAESAR AT THE DELACORTE The Public Theater stands completely behind our production of Julius Caesar. We understand and respect the right of our sponsors and supporters to allocate their funding in line with their own values. We recognize that our interpretation of the play has provoked heated discussion; audiences, sponsors and supporters have expressed varying viewpoints and opinions. Such discussion is exactly the goal of our civically-engaged theater; this discourse is the basis of a healthy democracy. Our production of Julius Caesar in no way advocates violence towards anyone. Shakespeare's play, and our production, make the...
  • The Life and Death of Julius Caesar

    03/15/2017 10:52:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    MIT ^ | circa 1599 | William Shakespeare
    ACT I SCENE I. Rome. A street. Enter FLAVIUS, MARULLUS, and certain Commoners FLAVIUS Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home: Is this a holiday? what! know you not, Being mechanical, you ought not walk Upon a labouring day without the sign Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou? First Commoner Why, sir, a carpenter. MARULLUS Where is thy leather apron and thy rule? What dost thou with thy best apparel on? You, sir, what trade are you? Second Commoner Truly, sir, in respect of a fine workman, I am but, as you would say, a cobbler. MARULLUS...
  • Like Caesar, Trump is surrounded by Enemies

    02/07/2017 6:39:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 7, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Like Gaius Julius Caesar in ancient Rome, President Trump is surrounded by enemies; foreign and domestic, governmental and corporate; big and small, young and old. Whether they are Silicon Valley CEO’s catering to cheap foreign labor or shrieking college snowflakes, the enemies of Trump all have the same goal; the destruction of the Trump Presidency, the savaging of the President and the continuation of the globalist corruption that benefits the elite and bludgeons the average American, while masquerading behind the idiocy of political correctness and the tyranny of tolerance. The liberal elements of the mainstream media attack the President and...
  • How Roman Central Planners Destroyed Their Economy

    10/07/2016 5:30:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10/5/2016 | Richard M. Ebeling
    In 449 B.C., the Roman government passed the Law of the Twelve Tables, regulating much of commercial, social, and family life. Some of these laws were reasonable and consistent with an economy of contract and commerce; others prescribed gruesome punishments and assigned cruel powers and privileges given to some. Other regulations fixed a maximum rate of interest on loans of approximately 8 percent. The Roman government also had the habit of periodically forgiving all interest owed in the society; that is, it legally freed private debtors from having to pay back interest due to private creditors. The Roman government also...
  • Iowahawk: Obama Like Me? Roman, Please (contains adult material)

    10/30/2009 7:58:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 1,521+ views
    Iowahawk | October 29, 2009 | David Burge
    Iowahawk Special Guest CommentaryGaius Julius CaesarYo mortal, how you livin'? It's your old pal JC, a/k/a Juicy Julius, a/k/a Flavius Flav. What's it been -- two, three millenniums? Yeah, longtimes. Continued
  • Ides of March (Total vanity, no real content)

    03/15/2016 11:15:14 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 49 replies
    History | 3/15/16 | History
    Beware the Ides of March. That's today. Today is The Ides of March. Some are saying today is a day that could change the future of the nation.
  • You'll be forced to pick a side

    05/18/2015 9:21:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 47 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 5-15-15 | Devin Foley
    Anti-religious (typically, anti-Christian) attitudes as are now spreading like wildfire through social media. Similar sentiments played out horrifically in the French Revolution, the Marxist purges in Eastern Europe and China, the Cristero War in Mexico, the killing fields of Cambodia, and the ongoing slaughter of Christians in the Middle East and Africa. Is it unreasonable to wonder if and how the virulent, anti-Christian attitudes of today will be unleashed in America? The question hit home for me yesterday at the annual Minnesota Prayer Breakfast when Governor Dayton opened his remarks by stating: “You know the theme of today’s prayer breakfast:...
  • The Moral of Caesar [The Republic Was Dead Already]

    05/04/2015 3:59:48 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 21 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2015 | Roger Kimball
    Caesar's death was more than the end of an extraordinary life; it was the end of an era. Karl Theodor von Piloty, The Murder of Caesar (1865), oil on canvas “No country was ever saved by good men,” Horace Walpole once observed, “because good men will not go to the length that may be necessary.” I thought often of Walpole’s remark while reading Barry Strauss’s thrilling account of the assassination of Julius Caesar, which is full of robust men going to incarnadine lengths. [snip] I have always been slightly puzzled about what exactly Caesar did to rouse the murderous fury...
  • God and God Alone: A Homily for the 29th Sunday of the Year

    10/19/2014 2:29:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-19-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    God and God Alone: A Homily for the 29th Sunday of the Year By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Gospel today contains lots of interesting juxtapositions: hatred for Jesus but grudging respect for him,  real questions versus rhetorical ones, politics and faith, duties to Caesar and duties to God. The word  “juxtaposition” is from the Latin juxta (meaning “near”) and positio (meaning “place or position”). Hence juxtaposition is the placing of two things near to each other in order to see how they are similar and yet different.  In English, usually a juxtaposition emphasizes differences more than similarities.Let’s look at these one...
  • 6 myths about the Ides of March and killing Caesar

    03/15/2015 9:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Vox ^ | March 15, 2015 | Phil Edwards
    This is what most of us know about the death of Julius Caesar, half-remembered from movies and plays: Some soothsayer said, "Beware the Ides of March." A few idealistic Romans decided to win back Rome for the people.Caesar got stabbed by Brutus with a big sword, said "Et tu, Brute?" and died nobly. All of that is wrong.
  • Should Caesar torture Jesus?

    12/22/2014 4:04:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    In a recent article (7 Things Christians Should Know About Torture), I wrote that the recent Senate Report on the C.I.A.’s interrogation techniques should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the discussion on the morality and legality of torture. Since then I’ve been encouraged by the attempts to examine the issue (though I’ve been mostly disheartened by the outcomes supported). For example, in a recent article in The Federalist, D.C. McAllister argues that “Yes, Christians Can Support Torture.” One of her primary claims is that, If government officials have a known terrorist in custody, and it is certain...
  • Policing the Schutzstaffel

    12/03/2012 5:44:05 PM PST · by arthurus · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 03 December 2012 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Those who know history, know that tyrants constantly ‘cleanse’ or ‘purge’ their ranks of those they perceive as disloyal to the powers that be. They rule with an iron fist and with total control, because not to is to expose their political jugular to their enemies. It truly is dog eat fascist dog. This is very true in the Obama sphere of influence and within the ranks of his court. So, in the true tradition of dumping earth shaking news before a holiday or on a Friday, the day before Thanksgiving, Obama published a memo laying out guidelines for executive...