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Advances In Penmanship

I recently discovered a couple of vintage fountain pens in a box of discarded cheap ballpoint pens and short pencil nubs. I tossed out the broken plastic ballpoints and pencils but retained the fountain pens.  I soon discovered the filling … Continue reading

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The Demise Of Cicero

He was widely acclaimed as the most famous and greatest orator of ancient Rome, Marcus Tullius Cicero.  His words and writings still inform contemporary politicians. Cicero was born on the 3rd of Januarius, 106 BCE southeast of Rome in a … Continue reading

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Battle Of Alexandria

It was the last victory for the Egyptian forces loyal to Queen Cleopatra. In the final war of the Roman Republic, Rome had declared war on Egypt.  The Battle of Alexandria was a minor stumbling block in the way of … Continue reading

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Istanbul Not Constantinople

I was less than a year old when the song, “Istanbul Not Constantanople” was recorded by “The Four Lads”.  I apparently picked up on the numerous airings of the song on the radio when I was an infant, because the … Continue reading

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Crossing The Rubicon

I have reached the point of no return.  From this place forward, I am committed to write today’s blog post.  The ideomatic expression, “To cross the Rubicon” is generally used by modern people to signify that there is no more … Continue reading

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Nero’s Birthday

He was the fifth Emperor of the Roman Empire.  He is usually recognized, popularly as one of the most infamous leaders in history.  He was the son of a sister, Agrippina the Younger, of the even more infamous Emperor, Caligula. … Continue reading

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Sol Invictus

Various historical and contemporary cultures have venerated the sun as a high spiritual power and figure.  Several religions and belief systems have the sun as the main character of worship.  The ancient Roman Empire was one of those cultures. Some … Continue reading

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