Tag: Ancient Rome
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What do Roman slaves, antimonarchical revolutionaries, and people in tie-dyed trousers all have in common? The answer (or an answer) is that they’re all rather partial to liberty caps. If a ‘liberty cap’ is familiar at all to most people today, it is probably in its most modern incarnation, the common name of a tiny […]more
Tomorrow is the Ides of March, a day made infamous by the prophetic soothsayer from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. With a “Tongue shriller then all the Musicke,” he warns the skeptical emperor to “Beware the Ides of March” at the top of Act One. Eight scenes later, the Ides arrives and (spoiler alert) Caesar is […]more
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a trilogy of books set in a post-apocalyptic country in which the Capitol holds hegemony over the rest of the nation. Within that world, the Hunger Games are an annually-televised bloodbath in which 24 children from outside the Capitol fight to the death in penance for the rebellion […]more