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Music in Latin I Posted by on Jul 25, 2012

In this post I will introduce you to some music in Latin. I mean music which lyrics are in Latin, not latin music 😉 Delenda Carthago (Franco Battiato, Caffé de la Paix, 1993) (Lyrics are in Italian and Latin) PER TERRE INCOGNITE VANNO LE NOSTRE LEGIONI A FONDARE COLONIE A IMMAGINE DI ROMA “DELENDA CARTHAGO”…

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The “madness” of the emperors: Nero VI Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

Nero would be considered by Christian historians as the precursor of the persecution of the followers of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Without the insistence of literature and the Christian saints, which stimulated the legend of the evil Emperor, Nero may be just another emperor. However, it was an undeniable fact that, during the…

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The “madness” of the emperors: Nero V Posted by on Jul 12, 2012

The emperor recovered the games and amusements for the people of Rome, after being banned in the previous stage of Tiberius. He gave himself fully to the attractions of the circus, without avoiding sometimes involving himself in the various games. He created a gladiator school where they trained these fighters who then fought in the…

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The “madness” of the emperors: Nero IV Posted by on Jul 6, 2012

As we wrote before, Nero also killed his two wives, Octavia and Poppaea. Octavia had a dark life and away from active life, she lived out oof Rome. Poppea -the new caprice of the Emperor- demanded to share the throne with Nero, but obviously, the Empress interfered in Nero’s tasks. Nero was crazy for Poppea.…

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The “madness” of the emperors: Nero III Posted by on Jul 3, 2012

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As seen before, with such ancestry thing good could happen, and Nero seemed to merge all the imbalances of his ancestors and relatives. As a result, he began acting out of himself, he ordered the killing of Britannicus, son of Claudius and successor to the throne, who had witnessed the death of his father when…

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