Archives For March 16, 2019
Rome celebrates its 2,772nd birthday on 21 April which this year coincides with Easter Sunday festivities.
Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC.
The last days of the Roman Republic were home to some true titans of history, the likes of Anthony and Cleopatra, Cicero and the most famous Roman of all Julius Caesar have all been committed to the annals of history. These characters have survived in our imaginations because of the times of which they lived and the great deeds they accomplished. In this age, there was one man who stood head and shoulders above all others, whos conduct and commitment to what he believed to be right was unwavering in the face of tyranny and has echoed through the ages. This man was Marcus Porcius Cato, the last hero of the Republic and surely, the noblest of all the Romans.
This work will describe the landscape of the last days of the Roman Republic because as we know, we are nothing if not products of our environment and it…
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Many readers buy books with every intention of reading them only to let them linger on the shelf.
Statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb believes surrounding ourselves with unread books enriches our lives as they remind us of all we don’t know.
The Japanese call this practice tsundoku, and it may provide lasting benefits.