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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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Caesar’s Lost Weekend with Cleopatra

Huckleberry Finn tries to understand Tom Sawyer. “If somebody offers you a cake and a puzzle,”  he says, “most boys will choose the cake. Tom always chose the puzzle. He was just made that way.” So was Julius Caesar. That … Continue reading

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El Cid—Spain’s Champion 3

The first two pages of the epic poem El Cantar de Mío Cid are missing. That often happens to old manuscripts without a cover. But scholars say those missing pages told this story. King Alfonso sent El Cid to Seville … Continue reading

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