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Undergraduate Capstone Thesis: Roman politics, literary archetypes and perceptions of Publius Licinius Crassus son of Marcus Crassus the triumvir

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Capstone thesis (very slightly revised….I added some full stops, I’m sure any of you who’ve read much of this blog will appreciate the importance of that….): Roman politics, literary archetypes and perceptions of Publius Licinius Crassus son of Marcus Crassus the triumvir So Yeah, this was an essay I submitted for a compulsary unit of my major for my Bachelors degree where...

If Ancient Romans had social media: Cicero, Caesar, Cato & Sulla

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Cicero: Substance, integrity, honesty, consistency, bravery, their just words really, and I’m REALLY good with words so why don’t people think I have them!#AlsoIstoppedCatiline All this concern about survelliance, popular unrest, terrorisim and election stealing just pass a Sensatus Consultum Ultimum take it #fromtheguywhostoppedCatiline @Atticus Plautus and chill...

Genghis Khan the geonoicidal warlord that keeps on giving part 1: Littering makes Genghis Khan cry!……..then it makes him mad…….

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Remember kids this: leads to this: ………*Ahem*: “Bows!” “Arrows!” “Swords!” “Saddles!” “Horses!” “Go Genghis!” “By your Kuriltai‚Äôs poclamation, I am Genghis Khan” Genghis Khan, he’s our hero Gonna take the population down to zero He’s our nightmares magnified And he’s committing...

Final fantasy XV ending first thoughts (without spoilers)

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Recently finished Final Fantasy XV. On the whole a good game and there’s plenty yet for me to in it but I have finished the principal story and am somewhat disapointed with it. I was expecting a greater variety of locations, especially for the key missions. Venice, sorry I mean Altissia is lovely but not fully utilized (and the leviathan fight is awful both as battle and spectacle) you...

Lessons for innovators: Venetian style

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How Venice was supposed to compete with a series of emerging nation states bordering the Atlantic for Atlantic trade is I confess as a non-innovator somewhat beyond me particularly as the dominant early Atlantic colonial power of Spain controlled the only sea lane leaving the mediterranean but I’m sure other non Atlantic bordering European countries became maritime and colonial powers in...

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