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Happy 2,115th Birthday to Julius Caesar

In The Death of Caesar by Barry StraussLeave a Comment

  Julius Caesar was born in Rome on July 13, 100 B.C. That makes him 2115 years old today. To paraphrase the musical Hair, “Happy Birthday, Julie baby, happy birthday to you!” Everybody knows the day of Caesar’s assassination, the Ides of March, March 15, 44 B.C. but few knew the day of his birth. That deserves a change!   …

Barry StraussHappy 2,115th Birthday to Julius Caesar
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A Boy And His Prize

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I’ve returned from Roma with the Premio Lucio Colletti in tow, as seen in the featured image. As for the city itself, beautiful as ever, spending my time with friends and colleagues at the Academy as well as eating delicious food and touring some previously unvisited archaeological sites. To all who haven’t been, Rome is a must for your bucket …

Barry StraussA Boy And His Prize