Tag Archives: Roman

Trump as the Messiah?

Cyrus the Great Reborn? It’s long been a puzzle to me about how evangelical Christians can embrace and support a man like Donald Trump. I’ve tried to tackle this before here. But that seems to be totally neither here nor … Continue reading

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Caesar: The Die was Cast in 49 B.C.E.

Julius Caesar Crossing the Rubicon Honestly, you wouldn’t think such an insignificant stream could change the course of history, would you? Julius Caesar knew the significance of his actions, though. He knew that bringing his troops back home to Rome … Continue reading

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Cleopatra and Mark Antony alive today?

    Jennifer Aniston and Russell Crowe? It’s not as far-fetched as you might imagine. Cleopatra was Greek, and was not anything like Elizabeth Taylor. Antony was a Roman soldier, and a bit of a imbiber (à la Bacchus). Taylor … Continue reading

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The First (and Only) Dictator of Rome

Gaius Julius Cæsar (July 13, 100 BCE – March 15, 44 BCE) Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft … Continue reading

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Just a Love-Sick Roman Soldier

Mark Antony (January 14, 83 BCE – August 10, 30 BCE) In my opinion, this individual‘s reputation has not been served very well by history. As always the victor’s version of events is what gets written down for succeeding generations. … Continue reading

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Last Queen of the Nile

Cleopatra VII (November 2, 70 BCE – August 10, 30 BCE) For some reason, this woman is the most popular person in history to have people claim as a previous life. It makes me wonder if her spirit was so … Continue reading

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Healing of the Centurion’s Servant

Such Great Faith The Faith of the Centurion 5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6 “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” 7 Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and … Continue reading

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