Archive for August, 2011

Cicero’s Writings Posted by on Aug 8, 2011

We are lucky to still have remanants of Cicero’s writings. These writings have left us with a wealth of wise and thoughtful quotes. This  quote is a good example of Cicero’s poetic elegance even in the midst of a debate: “O tempora, o mores” (1) We still use this phrase today: “Suum cuique” (2) His…

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Interesting Ancient Roman Laws Posted by on Aug 5, 2011

The ancient Romans are famous for their body of laws. Even to this day we are still fascinated about some of the laws of the ancient Romans because they reveal the concerns and preoccupations of the time. For example, Lex Scantinia was a name for a series of laws that regulated sexual behavior. In particular…

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