Ancient Rome

The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction (Review)

Review<p>by Caleb Curry<br>published on 26 June 2017<p><b>Rating:</b> <b><br>Audience:</b> University<b><br>Difficulty:</b> Medium<p><b>This book captures the scope and importance of Roman</b> …

Ancient History

House Democrat: Pelosi ‘would be Caesar’ if US were Roman Empire

House Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley (New York) compared House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to an ancient Roman leader in an interview that …

Roman Empire

Virtual reality is the future of education

Our industrialized classrooms will fade away in exchange for the infinite educational opportunities of virtual reality.<p>Virtual reality is the most …

Roman Empire

Top 10 greats (people)

Alex Goodall‏ was responsible for this list, by asking “Twitterstorians, whodja think's the greatest great?” He named many of these, and the Great …

Ancient History

How to Have a Moon Ceremony

The moon—with its unending cycles that ebb from dark to light—is a longtime enchantress. For some, it represents the flow of time and eternity; for others the phases of human life. In the tarot, it is a symbol of the unconscious realm and the unknown, of dreams and—as Mark Twain so famously …

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Roam Ancient Roman Ruins With Givenchy Models

Since the announcement that Clare Waight Keller - previously the creative director of Chloé - would be taking over Givenchy from Riccardo Tisci, we've been left to ponder what the future of the brand will look like. Though the 2018 Resort collection is the first from Givenchy since the …

Fashion

Voice in the Wind: An Interlude with Decimus and Phoebe

I want to start by quoting a comment from last week’s section:<p>In the text, Marcus shows up and orders everyone around and says that all Claudius’s …

Ancient History

Spain Family Travel: 6 top things to do in Aragon

Picture: Jenography.netFamily holidays in Spain are always going to be a good idea — there’s great food, fantastic wine and amazing history. In the …

Spain

Pope Francis and Angela Merkel met and laid out parts of their international agenda

COGwriter ZeroHedge reported the following June 20, 2017 Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on June 17, in the Vatican’s Apostolic …

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American Empire, A Pathocracy In Action.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) <i>“Pathocracy from Greek pathos, ‘feeling, pain, suffering’; and kratos, ‘rule’</i> <i>A totalitarian form of government in which absolute</i> …

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is like an ultra-realistic Skyrim set in the Holy Roman Empire

<i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> has positioned itself as a “realistic <i>Elder Scrolls</i> game.” Taking the first-person viewpoint, the wide-open world, and the get-better-at-a-skill-by-using-it talent system, there are definite similarities.Just leave all the magic and dragons and whatever behind. <i>Kingdom Come:</i> …

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An Interview with the Makers of 'The Story of China'

The Story of China <i>airs Tuesdays – June 20, 27, and July 11 – at 8:00 pm. Episodes are</i> <i>available to stream</i> <i>the following morning.</i><p>China is the oldest …

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Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is …

Roman Empire

Amazon: The Bubble Expands Further

AMZN's stock soared on the news Friday that it and WFM have signed an acquisition agreement.<p>Up to a $45 B market cap swing toward AMZN and from its …

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Numidia - Clickable Map of the Roman Empire - First Century AD

<b>Map</b> <b>of the Roman Empire - Numidia</b><p><b>Numidia</b><br>G-7 on the Map<p><b>Ancient Numidia</b> - Numidia, part of <i>Algiers</i>. Famous for its cavalry. Under K. Masinissa, 2d cent. …

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La Chiesa del Purgatorio

Macabre symbols of death and mummies on display set the tone of this Italian purgatory church.<p>The 16th and 17th centuries marked a period of …

Weird

What The Roman Empire Would Have Looked Like As A Subway Map

All aboard the Via Appia express.<p>The Roman Empire was remarkably industrious when it came to infrastructure, constructing more than 55,000 miles of paved roads across Europe and North Africa. It’s challenging to visualize the vast network, so Sasha Trubetskoy, a student at the University of …

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Opinion: The mighty Amazon may soon go the way of the Roman Empire

There is a stunning development of epic proportions in the business world.<p>Amazon.com (AMZN) is buying Whole Foods Market (WFM) The stock market’s reaction is uniformly positive for Amazon. But investors are missing something. In my 30 years-plus in the markets, I have made good calls by looking …

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David Cameron's ex-speech writer: Churchill would likely be appalled by today's tedious political sound bites

“Strong and stable leadership”. “For the many, not the few”. “Coalition of chaos”.<p>These modern political soundbites, created for the recent general election campaign, have been repeated to the point of mind-aching tedium. Each phrase was intensively crafted by political strategists. Each word was …

David Cameron

The Art of Parisian Floors

Unaware people might visit Paris and think that monuments, statues and paintings are all there is to see, but if they pay bigger attention on their …

Roman Empire

Paradoxical Geniuses: “Let us burn the ships”

In 1519, Hernán Cortés landed 500 men in 11 ships on the coast of the Yucatan, knowing that he was openly disobeying the governor of Cuba and that he …

Roman Empire

How Food and Energy Led to Polarization in America

Some scholars say there are the U.S. today parallels the Roman Empire, and I agree. There are parallels from resource constraints, and we must heed …

Roman Empire

A peek inside The Atlas of Ancient Rome

The highly anticipated English-language edition of The Atlas of Ancient Rome is now available. Eager for a sneak peek inside? Check out the trailer …

Ancient History

While You Are Waiting

<b>Authorities in Rome</b> have approved a plan to build a metro station similar to underground “museums” in the metro systems of Naples, Athens, Porto, and …

Rome

The Luxury In Ambiguity: The Multi-Hyphenated American

I first heard the expression, “bread and circuses” in 11th grade European History during a unit about Ancient Rome. A political idea in American discourse predicated in the notion that masses can be controlled if given bare means to sustain. If they are fed and entertained it suffices as …

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The Transformers Spinoffs Are Sending Bumblebee to the '80s and Other Robots to Ancient Rome

Yes. You read that right. A movie about Transformers in Ancient Rome. If they do not fight for the entertainment of the masses in the Coliseum, it …

Movies

The oddest, strangest shaving and grooming rituals from around the world

The oddest, strangest shaving and grooming rituals from around the world<p>You may not remember your first haircut; but your first shave? That is most …

Ancient History

Future TRANSFORMERS Movie To Have An Unexpected Setting; BUMBLEBEE Time Period Revealed

It's been revealed that an upcoming <i>Transformers</i> movie will have a period setting you need to see to believe, while we also know which era the …

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Spain---Roman-Influence

<b>Rome ruled Spain for nearly 600 years. Roman conquest of Spain began during the second Punic War (218-201B.C.). However, it took their army almost</b> …

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Transformers Planning Spinoff Movie Set in Ancient Rome

With <b>Transformers: the Last Knight</b> hitting theaters next week, rumors have it that one of the planned upcoming spinoffs for the robots in disguise …

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