ancientart:

The site of Julius Caesar’s assassination: the Theatre of Pompey in Rome.

When he saw that he was beset on every side by drawn daggers, he muffled his head in his robe, and at the same time drew down its lap to his feet with his left hand, in order to fall more decently, with the lower part of his body also covered. And in this wise he was stabbed with three and twenty wounds, uttering not a word, but merely a groan at the first stroke, though some have written that when Marcus Brutus rushed at him, he said in Greek, “You too, my child?”

All the conspirators made off, and he lay there lifeless for some time, and finally three common slaves put him on a litter and carried him home, with one arm hanging down.”

-Roman historian Suetonius in The Lives of the Twelve Caesars 1.82.2-4 (trans. Rolfe).

The Theatre of Pompey was one of the first permanent theatres in Rome, and was dedicated in 55 BC during the late Republic. It was commissioned by Pompey primarily was a way to gain political popularity during his second consulship, and was inspired by his visit to a Greek theatre in Mytilene. 

The first photo was taken by franfeeley, and the reconstruction of the theatre was done by Lasha Tskhondia, via the Wiki Commons.

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inonibird:

Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?Adams: The eagle. :|Jefferson: The dove. :)Franklin: The turkey. :DAdams: The eagle. >:|Jefferson: The dove. >_>Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-Franklin: The turkey~ |D

This is just so them. I don’t even have words for how much these choices exemplify these men..

inonibird:

Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?
Adams: The eagle. :|
Jefferson: The dove. :)
Franklin: The turkey. :D
Adams: The eagle. >:|
Jefferson: The dove. >_>
Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(
Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-
Franklin: The turkey~ |D

This is just so them. I don’t even have words for how much these choices exemplify these men..

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The most important discussion of our time happened in a YouTube comments section.

The most important discussion of our time happened in a YouTube comments section.

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dorothy-cotton:

being goth isn’t about the clothes or the music it’s about ravaging the Balkan Peninsula and Anatolia as far as Cyprus, then sacking Athens, Byzantium, and Sparta.

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laf77:

11-bedroom château, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, belonged to the hero of the American Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, who fought alongside George Washington in the American Revolutionary War

laf77:

11-bedroom château, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, belonged to the hero of the American Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, who fought alongside George Washington in the American Revolutionary War

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"Tell the king; the fair wrought house has fallen
No shelter has Apollo, nor sacred laurel leaves
The fountains are now silent; the voice is stilled.
It is finished."

— The final recorded words of the last Oracle of Delphi, 395 AD. (via elucipher)

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snarfcat said: I feel as if you might be the person to ask, but are there any works on jack the ripper that you find worthwhile? I've found recently that many of the musicians I listen to allude or out right have songs pertaining to the ripper. I have to say my interest is piqued. Your thoughts/recommendations on similar topics?

elucipher:

hello yes i’ve got a deep morbid interest in the grubby history of the criminal underground in east london.

to me jack the ripper himself is less interesting than the sordid world in which he moved, the lives he took, the hysteria & panic that gripped the east end, and the obsessive culture of myth and theory and monster-legend that grew & grew in the absence of any answers.

first things to know: the name was almost certainly made up by a tabloid hack journalist; the five “canonical” murders attributed to “jack” may not have been committed by one man at all; and there are dozens and dozens of theories about the killer’s identity, ranging from probable to full-blown outrageous paranoia. 

four “jack the ripper” recommendations, off the top of my head:

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the-mg-that-could:

garrisongold:

mmmmbeefy96:

doktor-edward-richtofen:

3rdhiccup:

thedorkiestviking:

3rdhiccup:

thedorkiestviking:

DON’T EVEN FUCKING GET ME STARTED JACK CHURCHILL. TOO LATE NOW. THE GUY SIGNED UP FOR A COMMANDO AIR DROP BECAUSE” it sounded fun”. HE CONSIDERED CARRYING A SWORD INTO BATTLE MANDATORY, BUT HE DIDNT USE SOME PRISSY LITTLE PARADE SABRE. HE CARRIED FUCKING CLAYMORE. HE SHEATHED IT NEXT TO HIS BAGPIPES & ENORMOUS TANK SIZED BALLS. HE WAS CAPTURED ONCE.  FOUND IT A BIT BORING SO HE LEFT. RECAPTURED, LEFT AGAIN. WALKED ALL THE WAY BACK TO BRITISH LINES TO FIND THE WAR HAD ENDED. HIS REACTION?”oh bugger”

He used a longbow too.

when he was captured the Germans found him playing god save the queen on his bagpipes

There’s too much. Have a link! 
He was also a surfer.

Oh bugger.

We must all aspire to be as “Mad” Jack Churchill

Only guy in WWII to have a confirmed longbow kill. Bow down to this guy.

Always reblog Mad Jack.

the-mg-that-could:

garrisongold:

mmmmbeefy96:

doktor-edward-richtofen:

3rdhiccup:

thedorkiestviking:

3rdhiccup:

thedorkiestviking:

DON’T EVEN FUCKING GET ME STARTED JACK CHURCHILL. TOO LATE NOW. THE GUY SIGNED UP FOR A COMMANDO AIR DROP BECAUSE” it sounded fun”. HE CONSIDERED CARRYING A SWORD INTO BATTLE MANDATORY, BUT HE DIDNT USE SOME PRISSY LITTLE PARADE SABRE. HE CARRIED FUCKING CLAYMORE. HE SHEATHED IT NEXT TO HIS BAGPIPES & ENORMOUS TANK SIZED BALLS. HE WAS CAPTURED ONCE.  FOUND IT A BIT BORING SO HE LEFT. RECAPTURED, LEFT AGAIN. WALKED ALL THE WAY BACK TO BRITISH LINES TO FIND THE WAR HAD ENDED. HIS REACTION?”oh bugger”

He used a longbow too.

when he was captured the Germans found him playing god save the queen on his bagpipes

There’s too much. Have a link!

He was also a surfer.

Oh bugger.

We must all aspire to be as “Mad” Jack Churchill

Only guy in WWII to have a confirmed longbow kill. Bow down to this guy.

Always reblog Mad Jack.

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pieandsouffles:

to those people who say history isnt cool 

the biggest snowball fight in history occurred during the civil war and started out as a friendly brawl between texan and arkansan members of the army of northern virginia and then escalated to include over 9,000 soldiers

if u think that isnt the coolest shit u can fight me 

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"Now that the steel is dark with age, defeat
has the same dignity as victory;
the running sand that measured their distant
shadows turns them gold with the same glory.
It purifies them of noisy and coarse
euphoria and turns the boastful bow
into a broken thing. Drop by drop
time goes on burying our history.
Troy is because it was. The ancient fire
the Greek set with his desecrating hand
is now its honor and its granite wall.
The hexameter lasts longer than the loud
clash of death-dealing metal against metal
and the elegy outlasts the battle."

— Jorge Luis Borges, War (via elucipher)

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