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Scientists Pinpoint Site Where Caesar Was Stabbed

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

Archeologists from the Spanish National Research Council believe they have found the precise spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed in Rome--and what th...

Tattered Sandals Lead Archeologists To Major Discovery In Europe

Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 09/14/2012 12:39 PM EDT on LiveScience Archaeologists say they've identified the oldest known Roman military fort...

Time To Return To Egypt?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

If you have never been, now is the time to go. Tourism -- and prices -- fell dramatically following the Arab Spring, but tourist have begun to return.

'Cleopatra' Is Coming To NBC

Posted 08.11.2012 | TV

One of history's most powerful women is likely coming to television next year, with Deadline reporting that NBC has ordered a put pilot for "Cleopatra...

A Priest, A Camera And An Understanding

Richard Wiese | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

Filming people while traveling is always a sensitive issue. I always ask first and, if the subject demurs, I thank them politely and quickly put my camera away.

How Obama and the Democrats Got Played by the Insurance Industry on the Mandate

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The President was led to believe that insurance industry leaders would do their best to get their Republican friends to support reform if he would agree to the mandate and drop the public option. The problem for the President was that industry executives could not deliver any Republican votes.

The Glories of Caesar -- Patriotism, Ambition, Corruption

David Behling | Posted 07.25.2012 | College
David Behling

Shakespeare's play, however, is more about politics than it is about ancient heroes, about the politics of Rome as the elected government gave way to dictatorship. It's a story about patriotism and corruption, about conspiracies and alliances.

9 Things Obama Could Learn From Caesar

Barry Strauss | Posted 07.11.2012 | Books
Barry Strauss

True, Caesar came to a bad end. He grew too fond of power and too trusting of his friends, and he paid with his life on the Ides of March. Yet Caesar offers leadership lessons in both war and politics. Even an accomplished politician like President Obama could benefit from the following tips.

A Crucial, Unlearned Lesson From Julius Caesar

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

In 63 B.C., Julius Caesar delivered a speech to the Roman Senate in which he conveyed a crucial point, one highly relevant to many of our current cont...

'Beware The Ides Of March,' And 8 Other Bad Omens In Literature

Posted 03.15.2012 | Books

March 15 is a day to be wary of, as we're taught by high school English teachers and the Bard himself. In William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," a...

The Iowa Caucuses, What Do They Prove? Shakespeare Was Right About The Masses

Michael Russnow | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Russnow

In reviewing the Iowa Caucuses, wherein former Governor Mitt Romney achieved his desired victory, I can only conclude that the votes demonstrate conclusively Shakespeare was right about the masses and their follow-the-pack mentality.

President Obama's Political Sepulcher

Bruce Fein | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

President Barack Obama's political sepulcher will be war. His extinguishment as a political comet could have been avoided if he had respected the exclusive constitutional responsibility of Congress to commence war.

A Brief History of Contract Murder

Peter Mehlman | Posted 08.27.2011 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the 19 murders allegedly committed by James "Whitey" Bulger is that he performed the killings himself. For many Americans, this self-reliant brand of homicide harkens back to a simpler, more disgusting time.

5 Ways Shakespeare Changed The World | STEPHEN MARCHE | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

William Shakespeare was the most influential writer who ever lived. Even those who haven't read his plays know his words, from "to be or not to be" to...

WATCH 'Beware The Ides Of March': Interviews In A Long Island Mall About The Origins Of The Phrase

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Shakesepeare's "Julius Caesar," a soothsayer tells Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March." Caesar dismisses the warning, but then ends up being murdere...

CHART: What Scares Us More Than The Ides Of March?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When the soothsayer warned Ceasar to "beware the Ides of March," what he meant was, "Look out, dude, you're gonna get stabbed by, like, everyone on th...

That was the decade that was!

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brian Dickie

I have had the good fortune to have been in Chicago for the whole of the first decade of the 21st century which ended over the weekend. It has been a...

Inside the Classroom and Mind of a Great Teacher

Kathy Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kathy Baron

I'm beginning to agree with traditionalists who argue that education should go back to the old days.

The Election of 2010: Obama Needs Marc Antony to Set it Right

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

There's still time to stop the madness and give the leaders we elected the proper time frame to accomplish what needs to be done.

Memo From Jesus: Here's Precisely What I Would Do

David Kronke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Kronke

I'd definitely live in a more meteorologically temperate zone than what I came to call the Unholy Land. You are doing something to keep it from getting hotter than Hell here on Earth, right?

Brush up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Shakespeare's plays have been the stuff of inspiration for playwrights, composers, and film directors. Here are a few of the best and worst attempts to re-imagine the Bard.

Et tu, Dennis?

Andrew Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Slack

To Dennis Kucinich: You know as well as any one else that this current bill will save millions and that your voting against it will kill millions. Don't slit the throat of health care reform with your pen.

Beware the Ides of March

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Have you ever contemplated the signs and symbols associated with a perfectly neutral thing like a month? Today is the Ides of March, that infamous occ...

Meatless Monday: Great American Meatout Puts Kindness on the Menu

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Hello, it's the Ides of March, the day back in 44 BC when Julius Caesar's friends gathered on the steps of the Senate and stabbed him in the back. Fa...

"Beware The Ides Of March" And Other Famous Shakespearean Quotes (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Beware the ides of March," a soothsayer tells Caesar in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." The Ides of March, which takes place on March 15, is known as ...