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A Reawakened West?

“The West is like an old man waking up and discovering, to his surprise, that he still has some youthful vigor left. But it’s not stirring fast enough.”

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Episode 3.12: Teutoburg Forest

In by Barry Strauss

ANTIQUITAS
ANTIQUITAS
Episode 3.12: Teutoburg Forest
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“Give me back my legions!” cried the Roman Emperor, but it was too late. Rome’s crushing defeat at the Teutoburg Forest kept most of Germany permanently free from Roman rule. Here is how it happened.

Let the Games Begin

I summoned Caesar’s Ghost to enliven the dog days of August. “Hail, Professor!” he said, as he rose from the Underworld.  “Hail, Caesar!” One set of games closed this weekend in London and another opened in Washington. Don’t you think so, Dictator? No. Other games of even greater moment took place in Cairo. Egyptian President Morsi fired his generals. This …