Tag Archives: Rome

Breaking News!

Last Saturday morning, while I’m enjoying my breakfast vice of bacon and eggs, ABC News interrupted its regular news program with BREAKING NEWS!  Of course, I turned the volume up a bit and directed my undivided attention to the TV … Continue reading

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Bread and Circuses

In 140 BC, politicians in the Roman Empire doled out cheap food, drink and entertainment to the general populace to assure the loyalty of voters, thus guaranteeing their rise to power.  This was described by the Latin term, panem et … Continue reading

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