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  • (Rome HBO Series) Octavian - The True Story

    03/13/2016 8:25:03 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 29 replies
    If you're a fan of HBO's series "Rome," here's the producers and actors revealing Octavian's true storyline. It's HBO, so the mature warning should be obvious.
  • Caligula's Roman Palace Discovered

    08/07/2003 4:30:54 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 820+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-8-2003 | Bruce Johnson
    Caligula's Roman palace discovered By Bruce Johnston in Rome (Filed: 08/08/2003) The ancient palace in Rome that provided the backdrop for many of Emperor Caligula's wildest depravities has been found by British and American archaeologists. After two months of digs at the edge of the Forum close to the Palatine Hill, the group - involving Oxford and Stanford Universities, the British School at Rome, and the American Institute for Roman Culture - were confident that they had found the site. While it had been known from ancient sources that the palace was in the area, it had never been located...
  • Salvaging Caligula [Nemi Ships, Caligula, and Mussolini]

    11/25/2005 4:40:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 7,719+ views
    Time ^ | Feb. 4, 1929 | staff
    Nineteen centuries of foundered orgy looked up at the hydroairplane which last week waltzed high over Lake Nemi in the Alban hills back of Rome. And Giuseppe Cultrera, Etruscan scholar in the plane,* looked down from the vantage of his flying height through Nemi's waters and could see what none but groping divers theretofore had seen—the sunken Golden Barge whereon epileptic Emperor Caligula, great-grandson of Augustus, and his minions held their carouses.
  • ***Caligula Defiled Rome....A Learning Opportunity***

    06/29/2013 12:33:38 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 16 replies
    Stardate: 1306.29
    There I was, minding my own business and watching The History Channel about the atrocities perpatrated on Rome by the Boy King Caligula...... It was stunning to learn of the things he did in those 1400 days of terror..... and they kept comparing his dirty deeds asking: "....imagine if an American president did this...." He never cared what anyone thought....his favorite saying: "...let them hate me, as long as they're scared of me" He made a point of buying the people's love by giving them parties and gifts.....but if you questioned him, you died....and then he took your money... Like...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Demetrius and the Gladiators" (1954)

    04/07/2013 12:13:39 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Delmer Daves
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Robe"(1953)

    03/31/2013 12:55:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1953 | Henry Koster
    Today being Resurrection Sunday, the pick for today's feature is the perennial Easter favorite based upon the Lloyd C. Douglas novel about the Roman centurion who wins Christ's robe and how his life changes. The first film shot in CinemaScope. I particularly love the scene where Jean Simmons' character tells off Emperor Caligula.
  • Emperor Caligula Gold Coin Found Underwater Near Cyprus

    08/27/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Greek Reporter (Source: onair24) ^ | August 21, 2012 | Marianna Tsatsou
    A significant archaeological finding, a gold coin, has been reported discovered underwater in the area between Limassol and Larnaca by a local amateur fisherman. According to Cypriot authorities, the coin is of great value. Cypriot media reported that it dates back to the first century A.D. and depicts the third Roman emperor called Caligula, well-known for his fierce and brutal policy during his reign. On this coin, Caligula is sacrificing an animal before the Temple of Augustus, which is constituted by six pillars. Many coins of the same age have been found over the course of time, but this one...
  • New Polls Confirm Santorum Surge in Iowa; Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry Fading

    12/30/2011 12:10:17 PM PST · by Antoninus · 193 replies · 1+ views
    One poll is getting the big headlines this morning: NBC poll: Mitt Romney, Ron Paul neck-and-neck in Iowa; Newt Gingrich in 5th The numbers from that poll, conducted Tuesday and Wednesday: Romney 23% Paul 21% Santorum 15% Perry 14% Gingrich 13% Bachmann 6% Similar numbers from a Rasmussen poll conducted Wednesday: Romney 23% Paul 22% Santorum 16% Gingrich 13% Perry 13% Bachmann 5% Thesed results have been enough to move Santorum to third place in the Real Clear Politics average of Iowa polls, but there’s yet another poll — conducted Thursday by We Are America — which shows Santorum now...
  • Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

    12/15/2011 8:41:53 AM PST · by Just4Him · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/15/2011 | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them. “Peace negotiations in the Middle East must tackle the issue of the status of the holy sites of Jerusalem”, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue, declared several days ago in Rome. The Vatican’s former foreign minister asked to place some Israeli holy places under Vatican authority, alluding to the Cenacle on Mount Zion and the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The first site also houses what is referred...
  • Dan Savage Promotes Anti-Christian Evil

    11/23/2010 11:47:47 AM PST · by mlizzy · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 11-22-10 | Laurie Higgins
    No matter what one thinks of the homosexuality-affirming "It Gets Better" project, do we really want the president of the United States to be associated with radical sex columnist Dan Savage, the creator of this campaign? "It Gets Better" is the online video project that Chicago native Dan Savage created in which he seeks to end bullying by affirming homosexuality. Joining him in this effort are Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kathleen Sebelius, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton. Savage--the even more offensive doppelganger of our Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings--celebrates homosexuality in general and his own in particular. He has chosen...
  • Obama as Roman emperor -- the rise and fall of the propaganda master

    10/04/2010 2:11:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/4/10 | Jack Carlson
    President Barack Obama's campaign of images, emotions, and themes won him tremendous popularity – and the presidency. Now, his poll numbers are dragging, his followers disillusioned. To understand the 'ruler cult' cycle, we must look to ancient Roman emperors like Augustus. Oxford, England Two years ago, Democrats were clamoring to ride in on Barack Obama’s coat tails. Proximity to the Obama persona was a prized political asset. Today, amid dim presidential polling numbers, anxious Democrats are keeping their distance. Some, like Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas, have even used campaign ads to tout their defiance of Mr. Obama’s agenda. To...
  • Obama: The Greatest Traitor In American History

    06/25/2010 2:32:43 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 47 replies · 2+ views
    The Freedom Fighter's Journal ^ | June 25, 2010 | Robert Tracinski
    "Everywhere you look, wherever there is a crisis, Obama is not simply doing nothing. He's making things worse. America is about to plunge into unsustainable deficit spending? Obama got us started early with the stimulus package and the health care bill. Big states are being bankrupted by public employee unions? Obama wants to increase the unions' power. Not enough power plants? Obama wants to restrict them further. Iran is seeking nukes? Obama gave them a reprieve against a popular uprising. Karzai doubts America's resolve in Afghanistan? Obama wavers on our strategy and declares our intention to bug out, no matter...
  • Minn. State Senator Dined With Gay Adult Film Star (A Gay GOP State Senator too!)

    06/17/2010 9:13:52 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 29 replies · 853+ views
    A two-term Minnesota state senator facing a Republican primary challenger has confirmed reports that he had dinner with a gay adult film star. Sen. Paul Koering (KOHR'-ing) confirmed the meeting to the Brainerd Dispatch after several websites reported on it. The newspaper says Koering had dinner with Brandon Wilde at a Brainerd restaurant on Sunday. Wilde is described as a gay porn star in his Twitter profile and posted messages about the date on Twitter. Wilde did not immediately respond to a message sent through his Facebook account. Koering represents a conservative north-central Minnesota district that includes the cities of...
  • Yikes ! You'll never guess what Obama saw at Gulf...

    06/15/2010 7:06:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 51 replies · 2,486+ views
    WND ^ | June 15, 2010 | WND
    NAVARRE, Fla. – Barack Obama had a close encounter of the eligibility kind today as his motorcade drove past an electronic billboard on highway 98 here asking the question, "Where's the birth certificate?" The trip was part of Obama's tour of areas hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the billboard was courtesy of WND's 13-month continuing campaign to raise the issue of the president's constitutional eligibility for office. "We were able to get this billboard up in a hurry because it is electronic," explained Joseph Farah, chief executive officer of WND and the mastermind of the advertising...
  • AP sources: Obama summons Senate Dems to WH

    12/14/2009 12:30:45 PM PST · by The Wizard · 163 replies · 7,862+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/2009
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats at the White House Tuesday to press for action at a make-or-break moment for his health care overhaul. All 60 members of the Democratic caucus have been invited, according to three Democratic officials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement was not yet public.
  • Caligula Converts, Makes His Horse a Bishop (Caution: Satire)

    12/14/2009 5:30:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Anglican Curmudgeon ^ | 12/6/2009 | A. S. Haley
    (ENS, Rome) The Emperor of Rome, Gaius Caligula, announced yesterday that he had become a convert to Christianity, and that the Roman Empire would now become the "Episcopalian Empire." In celebration of this momentous event, he said that he would make his horse, Incitatus, a bishop in the Episcopal Church. "I have learned that the Episcopal Church is a very inclusive church," he said in an interview with Empirical News. "Their Presiding Bishop has said that she will take orders to consecrate any bishop elected in accordance with the rules. Incitatus has been baptized, and so now under the Church's...
  • Archaeologists unearth place where Emperor Caligula met his end

    10/18/2008 2:30:11 PM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 1,336+ views
    Times Online ^ | 17 Oct 2008 | Richard Owen
    Archeologists say that they have found the underground passage in which the Emperor Caligula was murdered by his own Praetorian Guard to put an end to his deranged reign of terror. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (AD12–AD41), known by his nickname Caligula (Little Boots), was the third emperor of the Roman Empire after Augustus and Tiberius, and like them a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His assassination was the result of a conspiracy by members of the Senate who hoped to restore the Roman Republic. However the Praetorian Guard declared Caligula’s uncle Claudius emperor instead, thus preserving the monarchy. Maria...
  • WaPo's Cohen: Palin Pick Like Caligula Naming His Horse a Priest

    09/02/2008 6:30:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 170+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine the outrage in feminist circles if a conservative columnist had mockingly analogized a sitting Dem governor to an animal. But Richard Cohen has said as much of Sarah Palin. And I predict you won't hear a peep from the Kim Gandys or Naomi Wolffs of the world—much less from their allies in the MSM. Cohen begins his WaPo column of today by dismissing Palin as "a sitcom of a vice presidential choice and a disaster movie if she moves up to the presidency." After noting Newt's defense of her nomination, Cohen continues [emphasis added]: "It's a pity Gingrich was...
  • Former Weapons Inspector, Experts Warn Against Military Action Toward Iran [Is this the USA?]

    10/12/2006 6:31:08 PM PDT · by familyop · 25 replies · 673+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 12OCT06 | Dan Robinson
    Robinson report - Download 606K Listen to Robinson report Experts are urging the Bush administration to use patience and caution in its approach to Iran over its nuclear ambitions.  The comments by former U.S. weapons inspector David Kay and others at an event on Capitol Hill Wednesday came as President Bush and other officials reiterated a call for Iran to end its uranium enrichment efforts and reach a peaceful and negotiated solution.  David Kay (file photo) David Kay, who has been critical of the Bush administration's faulty pre-war intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, says Washington needs to...
  • The Portraiture of Caligula in Right Profile- AR Denarii: The Imagery and Iconography- Joe Geranio

    04/23/2006 6:15:10 PM PDT · by Joe Geranio · 11 replies · 461+ views
    The Portraiture of Caligula ^ | 4/22/06 | Joe Geranio
    The Portraiture of Caligula in Right Profile- AR Denarii: The Imagery and Iconography By Joe Geranio For photos at portraitsofcaligula.con under basesclaudius tab For some time now I have been fascinated with the portraiture of Caligula in the round! He has typically been portrayed in the round (typology)1 , and his physiognomy. as follows, but first Most of these portraits are based upon official portraits, we can assume as Caligula (Princeps) wished to be portrayed some twelve to 30 sculptural likenesses of Caligula have survived,2 but these identifications can be quite subjective due to familial assimilation. Caligula’s characteristics typical are:...
  • Message in a Bottle [History of wine snobbery]

    12/26/2005 11:56:44 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 414+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/24/05 | Tom Standage
    [ . . . ] The Romans were the first to use wine as a finely calibrated social yardstick - and thus inaugurated centuries of wine snobbery . . . Pliny the Younger, writing in the late first century A.D., described a dinner at which the host and his friends were served fine wine, second-rate wine was served to other guests, and third-rate wine was served to former slaves. [ . . . ] Just how seriously the Romans took the business of wine classification can be seen from the story of Marcus Antonius, a Roman politician who in 87...
  • Clinton: Kerry Will have Only Narrow Win, Maybe

    10/27/2004 7:36:12 AM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 2,205+ views ^ | 10/27/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Ex-president Bill Clinton sounded confident on Monday when he told a Philadelphia crowd that John Kerry would win the White House and "make America the comeback country." But yesterday in Florida, the recuperating heart patient sounded a little less certain. "I think it is slightly more likely that he will win, but this thing is tight as a tick," Clinton told the Magazine Publishers of American gathering in Boca Raton. One reason for the uncertainty: Dubya enjoys "negative campaigning" in a way his father, who Clinton defeated 12 years ago, never did. "It was a pretty negative campaign, but I...
  • Reviving Two Old Series

    11/27/2002 4:15:06 PM PST · by A.J.Armitage · 63 replies · 1,673+ views
    I used to do two series of threads. One was about politics and government in the Greco-Roman civilization, and the other was my own columns. Here's a list of them: Ancient Politics and Government The Athenian Constitution, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and Part Five by Aristotle Chapter One of Polybius and the Founding Fathers by Marshall Davies Lloyd Deeds of Augustus by Caesar Augustus Cicero by Plutarch The Conspiracy of Catiline by Sallust Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius JuliusAugustusTiberiusCaligulaClaudiusNeroGalbaOtho The American Constitutionalist-In Defense of "Underage" Drinking -Anarchy vs. the Right to Life -Calling a...
  • Don't Throw Away Liberty

    01/02/2004 5:59:30 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 01-02-04 | Reese, Charley
    Don't Throw Away Liberty Probably one of the most chilling statements ever made by a tyrant was Caligula's warning: "Remember, I can do anything to anybody." Few tyrants have ever had such total power. Even in Caligula's case, he wielded such power for a relatively short time before he was killed. The only tyrants in our time who could have made such a statement were Joe Stalin and his admiring fan, Saddam Hussein. In both cases, they literally could do anything to anybody, provided, of course, they could get their hands on them. Stalin was by far the greater monster,...
  • Stanford, Oxford archaeologists find evidence that depraved tyrant annexed sacred temple

    09/12/2003 1:57:26 PM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies · 417+ views
    Stanford Report, September 10, 2003 ^ | September 10, 2003 | BY JOHN SANFORD
    Did Caligula have a God complex?Stanford, Oxford archaeologists find evidence that depraved tyrant annexed sacred temple BY JOHN SANFORD Archaeologists from Stanford, Oxford and the American Institute for Roman Culture have unearthed evidence that Caligula, in an act of astonishing hubris, extended his palace to the podium of a sacrosanct temple. The discovery, made during the final weeks of a month-and-a-half-long dig this summer in the Roman Forum, appears to support accounts by some ancient historians that the profligate but short-lived emperor was a megalomaniac. "It's the equivalent of Queen Elizabeth taking over St. Paul's Cathedral as an anteroom,"...
  • Roman dig backs ancient writers' portrait of megalomaniac Caligula

    08/29/2003 3:54:32 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 44 replies · 899+ views
    Guardian ^ | Aug., 03 | John Hooper
    British and American archaeologists digging in the Roman Forum said yesterday they had uncovered evidence to suggest that the emperor Caligula really was a self-deifying megalomaniac, and not the misunderstood, if eccentric, ruler that modern scholars have striven to create. For several decades historians have been lifting their eyebrows at the Latin authors' portrait of Caligula as a madman who came to believe he was a god. But Darius Arya of the American Institute for Roman Culture said a 35-day dig by young archaeologists from Oxford and Stanford universities had reinstated a key element in the traditional account. "We have...
  • Archeologists: Caligula was ‘maniac’

    08/11/2003 12:44:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 384+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/11/03
    ROME, Aug. 11 — For centuries scholars have debated whether Caligula, the Roman empire’s eccentric third ruler, was a megalomaniac who dared to defy the gods or a maligned emperor whose caprices were exaggerated after his death. NOW A GROUP of archaeologists digging up Caligula’s ancient palace say they have finally found concrete evidence that he was indeed a “maniac” who turned one of Rome’s most revered temples into the front porch of his residence. “Everyone knows this guy was a little crazy. But now we have proof that he was completely off his rocker, that he thought he was...
  • Swingers branch out [Private sex acts OK, judge rules]

    07/05/2003 4:05:06 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 23 replies · 1,019+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2003-07-05 | CP
    MONTREAL -- Swingers clubs will spring up across Canada because of a judge ruling their activities are not necessarily illegal, the head of a swingers group said yesterday. Municipal court Judge Denis Boisvert found five people guilty of swinging-related offences, but decided "contemporary Canadian society tolerates swinging and swingers clubs if the sexual acts take place in private." Jean Hamel, president of the 8,000-member Quebec Swingers Association, said Boisvert's ruling will have national significance. "I don't think more clubs will open in Quebec but I think it will open doors for other places in Canada, like Toronto." Judge Boisvert found...