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Ides of March

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2017 by apeface

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Gaius Octavius, or Augustus

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Ides of March

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2016 by apeface

Beware the Ides of March! Today is the day in 44BC when a bunch of senators betrayed Julius Caesar, quite literally stabbing him in the back, and probably all over his body. The HBO series Rome depicted this gory scene very well, the senators spilling so much blood from Caesar that they started slipping like Crocodile Mile™.ides of march

Aneas Talking to the Oracle

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2016 by apeface

“Facilis descensus Avernus”, or “the descent to [the underworld]” parallels the sentiment in ACDC’s It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll). ACDC also rocked For Those About to Rock We Salute You, which is a play on “Morituri Salutamus”, or “we who are about to die salute you”. I think Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is an homage to Homer.aneas

Hannibal

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2014 by apeface

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Herod

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by apeface

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Arminius

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