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He Founded Rome

What is this? Who is that burly guy and why is he carrying an old man? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gian_Lorenzo_Bernini_cat01.jpg–photo licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. The burly guy is Aeneas, the legendary founder of Rome; and he’s caring … Continue reading

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How to Behave in Rome

Strictly speaking, the Romans didn’t have a religion. There were gods, of course, and you had to keep them happy. Each of them had his own department: Mars handled war and Juno looked after women and Venus was in charge … Continue reading

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