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Heh. Dating videos from the 80's are totally awesome. It's like watching onesided Love Connection. Interesting!!
And the Roman Senate gave Gaius Jlis Caesar Octavianus, nephew and legally entitled heir of Julius Ceasar the honor of changing his title to Augustus which means revered. He was also honored by having the month of August named for him.
(Hmm. Not sure I entirely believe it, note, this and all other facts I've found on the web and in books are subject to not being facts at all, but internet or author drabble, and I apologize in advance if they are terrible lies, that I did not have the opportunity to debunk before posting. ;) )
2007-03-26 01:37 pm (UTC)
I thought everyone knew this. It's just one of those factoids. :) And that both months have 31 days even though they're consecutive months (and even though February has a paltry 28/29 days) because you can't name a *short* month after a Caesar.
Nah. You should name a short month after a Napolean. heheheh
I go to clubz..get da groove on. ;P
T'is all true.
Trust me, I'm a blogger. ;)
lol, I know right! We are bloggers, we know it all! ;)
those are true facts m'am :)
Thanks babe! :) It's of course the only time I post any form of disclaimer that no one discounts the fact. Hahaha!
As everybody else said, the thing about having the month named after him is totally true. Although if he acted like the dork they replaced young Octavian with on the series, he would've been lucky to have a street corner named after him.
Bookmarked and stealing. hehe. Your collection has been very helpful. You don't mind me grabbing them now and then do you? Spreading the love? :)
Hell no, steal away muh dear.
I HATED his replacement.
The whole series I was waiting and waiting for them to bring Max back. Realize they made an enormous mistake.
HBO doesn't like to admit to failure though. :(
Nope, and now its over and they just rushed through some of the most crucial bits of the history its based on. Oh well. I mean, I could see how it would be an incredibly expensive series, but I love period stuff. Too bad they cancelled it.
2007-03-27 12:44 am (UTC)
"I found Rome a city of brick, and let it a city of Marble"
Augustus is my main man. First Emperor of Rome and established the Pax Romana, a period of peace lasting over 200 years. He also expanded the empire, thereby spreading the Latin language throughout the known world, which is why so many languages go back to Latin. English is 60% Latin derivatives.
God Dammit, there had better be a third season of Rome. The really, truly, COOL stuff hasn't happened yet.
2007-03-29 04:33 am (UTC)
Re: "I found Rome a city of brick, and let it a city of Marble"
There's not gonna be a third season love. :( I really REALLY wish I could say otherwise.
They gotta quit taking off all my historically based shows. It's making me very very sad.