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  • 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...
  • Archaeologists Discover Murder Site Where Julius Caesar Was Assassinated in 44 B.C.

    10/11/2012 2:55:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 11, 2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Spot Where Julius Caesar Was Stabbed Discovered Archaeologists believe they have found the first physical evidence of the spot where Julius Caesar died, according to a new Spanish National Research Council report. Caesar, the head of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by a group of rival Roman senators on March 14, 44 B.C, the Ides of March. The assassination is well-covered in classical texts, but until now, researchers had no archaeological evidence of the place where it happened. Now, archaeologists have unearthed a concrete structure nearly 10 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall (3 meters by 2 meters)...
  • Guess who's holding up traffic in manhattan (again)? [v]

    06/04/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 23 replies
    The world has to stop because the magic Negro is putting the hustle on the upper east side again.we ate trapped on a stopped bus, not allowed to get off. FUBO.
  • Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire?

    11/02/2011 8:30:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 31, 2011 | Alyson Sheppard
    Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire? It was a hypothetical question that became a long online discussion and now a movie in development: Could a small group of heavily armed modern-day Marines take down the Roman Empire at its height? We talked about the debate with James Erwin, the man who scored a movie writing contract based on his online response, and ran the ideas by Roman history expert Adrian Goldsworthy. James Erwin was browsing reddit.com on his lunch break when a thread piqued his interest. A user called The_Quiet_Earth had posed the question:...
  • Christmas And The Second Coming...

    12/18/2010 7:30:33 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 120 replies · 1+ views
    But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.(Micah 5:2)The story of the birth of Jesus, is perhaps the most familiar and loved portions of the Bible. But the problem with familiar passages of scripture is that people think they know what needs to be known about them and often arent open to a fresh look at the same text from another angle. It is called the Christmas story,...
  • Romans Ch 13, Caesar, and The Fed (Vanity)

    07/23/2010 2:01:08 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    My own writings | July 23, 2010 | John Leland 1789
    Compare Romans 13:1-7 with Matthew 22:17-22. Obedience to this passage will require the Bible-believing student to examine the governmental system alongside which he strives to serve the Lord in the country where he lives. Romans 13 is used most often by preachers trying to convince church members to: 1. Pay income taxes; 2. Don't rock the boat. Get any license the civil authorities say they require; 3. Subject even the operation of God's churches to the scrutinies of unregenerate civil bureaucrats. None of these are included in the purposes for the writing of Romans chapter 13!! The Roman Empire during...
  • Caesar Obama

    11/02/2009 6:50:36 AM PST · by Victory111 · 4 replies · 608+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 11/02/09 | Robert Spencer
    The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman, provoked ridicule when he said last week that Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar. He didnt mean that Barack Obama is a literary titan who doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus while petty men like Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Tolstoy walk under his huge legs and peep about to find ourselves dishonourable graves. But what he did mean, while no less fatuous, is also disquieting in its implications: for the first time, the United States of America has a president whose supporters talk about...
  • Mr. Obama, you may have a Peace Prize, but youre no Theodore Roosevelt

    10/28/2009 7:25:11 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 8 replies · 506+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 10/28/09 | Michael Naragon
    Much has already been made of Landesmans comparisons of Obama to Julius Caesar. As a teacher and lifelong student of history, I find that comparison amusing on various levels. Caesar was an accomplished military leader whose campaign through Gaul was the subject of his major literary work, still available in your local Barnes and Noble. Barack Obama is an indecisive teleprompter reader whose book will certainly be long forgotten 2,000 years from now. Julius Caesars actions as leader of Rome turned the Republic into a dictatorial empire that later spawned such rulers as Nero and Caligula. Might the Messiah, who,...
  • Chairman of NEA: 'Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar'

    10/28/2009 2:47:35 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 81 replies · 2,444+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | October 28, 2009
    Rocco Landesman, the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) chairman, said, in part: "This is the first president that actually writes his own books since Teddy Roosevelt and arguably the first to write them really well since Lincoln. If you accept the premise, and I do, that the United States is the most powerful country in the world, then Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar. That has to be good for American artists."...
  • ...Rocco Landesman Addresses Grantmakers in the Arts (NEA Chairman Compares Obama to Julius Ceasar)

    10/28/2009 6:16:06 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 627+ views
    Art Works: NEA website ^ | 10/21/09 | Rocco Landesman
    ...Which brings me to President Obama, our Optimist in Chief. He is a writer, an artist but well come to that later. His second book had a title that would resonate with Lionel Tiger: The Audacity of Hope. This is much more than a felicitous phrase that he found in a sermon: it is the manifesto of this presidency and will lay the groundwork for the most arts-supportive administration since Roosevelt. Again, optimism presumes positive outcomes, the exigencies of the real world notwithstanding. The Obama campaign, and now the Obama presidency, has always been about aspiration: the idea that our...
  • Obama Is On The Northern Bank Of The Rubicon

    10/06/2009 10:12:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies · 972+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-6-09 | Steven
    Julius Caesar was a skilled orator ( without a teleprompter ) and a clever politician. He ruled Rome within a triumvirate (literally, a government of three). Pompey and Crassus his co rulers were back from the victory over Spartacus and the gladiator / slave revolt and Julius was engaged in the massive killing of Celts in Gaul, his personal province. Caesar was marching with his army to Rome, when a messenger intercepted them from the Senate in Ravena a small border town on the Rubicon River. Pompey and Crassus were worried that Caesar with his army would usurp power in...
  • Tale of the Roman Empire (a warning to modern America)

    04/25/2009 11:51:17 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies · 807+ views
    A story about the Roman Empire. (which was called Honoria) how it came about and how it eventually fell. Very eerily similar to America's history.
  • The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized"

    03/14/2009 6:31:51 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 17 replies · 764+ views
    Mark Twain Short Story | 03-14-2009 | Captain Peter Blood
    Being the only true and reliable account ever published; taken from the Roman "Daily Evening Fasces," of the date of that tremendous occurrence. Nothing in the world affords a newspaper reporter so much satisfaction as gathering up the details of a bloody and mysterious murder and writing them up with aggravating circumstantiality. He takes a living delight in this labor of love--for such it is to him, especially if he knows that all the other papers have gone to press, and his will be the only one that will contain the dreadful intelligence. A feeling of regret has often come...
  • In Hoc Anno Domini

    12/24/2008 7:23:34 AM PST · by sono · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/23/2008 | Vermont Royster
    When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage. . . . Then, of a sudden, there was a light in the world, and a man from Galilee saying, Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's. And the voice from Galilee, which would defy Caesar, offered a new Kingdom in which each man could walk upright and bow to none but his God. Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have...
  • Redating Caesar's Invasion Of Britain

    06/25/2008 5:22:56 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 118+ views
    Redating Caesars invasion of Britain TxSt astronomers come to bury long-accepted date, not to praise it Julius Caesar landed an invasion fleet on the shores of Britain in 55 B.C., expanding the boundaries of the so-called Known World and inadvertently sparking a dispute between historians and scientists for centuries to come. Now, astronomers from Texas State University have applied their unique brand of forensic astronomy to the enduring controversy surrounding the precise location of Caesars landfall, concluding that the historically accepted date for the event--Aug. 26-27, 55 B.C. is incorrect. The Texas State teams proposed new date of Aug....
  • Divers find Caesar bust that may date to 46 B.C.

    05/13/2008 6:41:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies · 1,549+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/08 | AP
    PARIS - Divers trained in archaeology discovered a marble bust of an aging Caesar in the Rhone River that France's Culture Ministry said Tuesday could be the oldest known. The life-sized bust showing the Roman ruler with wrinkles and hollows in his face is tentatively dated to 46 B.C. Divers uncovered the Caesar bust and a collection of other finds in the Rhone near the town of Arles founded by Caesar. Among other items in the treasure trove of ancient objects is a 5.9 foot marble statue of Neptune, dated to the first decade of the third century after...
  • In Hoc Anno Domini

    12/24/2005 8:22:20 AM PST · by zeugma · 2 replies · 479+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 1949 | Vermont Royster
    <p>When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage. There was one state, and it was Rome. There was one master for it all, and he was Tiberius Caesar.</p>
  • In Hoc Anno Domini (Christ brings Liberty to man)

    12/24/2005 9:40:56 PM PST · by jocon307 · 21 replies · 455+ views
    Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal) ^ | 12/25/1949 and each year after | Vermont Royster
    When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus the whole of the known world lay in bondage. There was one state, and it was Rome. There was one master for it all, and he was Tiberius Caesar. Everywhere there was civil order, for the arm of the Roman law was long. Everywhere there was stability, in government and in society, for the centurions saw that it was so. But everywhere there was something else, too. There was oppression [snip] Then, of a sudden, there was a light in the world, and a man from Galilee saying, Render...