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Best places to eat near Vatican City

There are a handful of religious sites around the world that every traveler should see, regardless of their beliefs or background. Vatican City is one of those. While you walk on the holy cobblestones, however, you’re far more likely to hear echoes of vendors barking “tickets” and “skip the line” than you are to hear angels singing soothing melodies. But if you know where to look, the Roman area around the Vatican offers secluded beauty, incredible food, and locations where you can take some ...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Piazza, Zagreb, All, Don, Roman, Castel Sant, Michelangelo, Tiber River, Augustus, St Peter 's Square, Bronte

The Lynx, they are forever for Seimone Augustus

As the Lynx begin training camp Sunday, Seimone Augustus is entering her 14th season, all in Minnesota, having won four titles and established herself as one of the greatest players in league history.
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6 Inspiring Books That Will Lift Your Mood

Losing yourself in the pages of a riveting novel or memoir is a legitimate form of therapy. Even better is coming away from the characters and the story with a renewed purpose and sense of hope. John Green, one of my favorite authors, said “Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” I think that’s true especially for people who struggle with depression and anxiety or some other chronic illness that is stigmatized in our culture. Between the covers of a book, we find a n...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, Inspiration, Reading, Self-help, Santiago, Amsterdam, Shakespeare, Eddie, John Green, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Julius Caesar, Jonathan

Study the New Testament with N.T. Wright

There’s no better way to grow in your faith than to get God’s Word into each day—or rather, to let God’s Word get into you. To gain a truly deep understanding of the Bible, you have to learn to study it inductively—to suspend judgment about a text’s message and let the text speak for itself. That’s exactly what N.T. Wright shows you how to do in his For Everyone New Testament Bible Study Guides (19 vols.). A sought-after commentator, author, and research professor, Wright has had a profound...
Tags: Books, Church, Religion, Sales, Rome, Jesus, Moses, Products, Wright, PAUL, Augustus, Caesar, Roman Church, New Testament, For Everyone New Testament Study Guides, NT Wright

Jordan A. Rothacker's Playlist for His Story Collection "Gristle"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jordan A. Rothacker's collection Gristle is filled with stories varied in style but similar in their empathetic characters and Thoracker's strong storytelling voice. In his own wo...
Tags: Music, California, Georgia, Spain, Pink Floyd, David, Paris, David Bowie, Ohio, Miles Davis, Jordan, Bjork, Woody Allen, Joni Mitchell, Giants, Nina Simone

Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida

From the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida World Heritage inscription: The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, located in Extremadura, Spain, has its origins in the year 25 BC when Augustus completed the conquest of the North of Hispania and founded the Colony of Augusta Emerita. The city was created as an idealized model of Rome and was ... Read more Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida The post Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Spain, Rome, World Heritage Sites, Merida, Augustus, Extremadura Spain, Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida World Heritage, Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, North of Hispania, Colony of Augusta Emerita

The History of Ancient Rome in 20 Quick Minutes: A Primer Narrated by Brian Cox

Two thousand years ago, Rome was half the world. A thousand years before that, it was “a tiny tribal settlement of the Latins by the river Tiber.” So, what happened? An awful lot. But narrator Brian Cox makes the history and longevity of Ancient Rome seem simple in 20 minutes in the Arzamas video above, which brings the same talent for narrative compression as we saw in an earlier video we featured with Cox describing the history of Russian Art. This is a far more sprawling subject, but ...
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The Saintly Life of Father Augustus Tolton

Augustus John Tolton, the second of three children, was born into slavery on April 1, 1854, in Brush Creek, Missouri. His baptismal record reads, in part, “A colored child. . . . Property of Stephen Eliot.” His mother, Martha Jane Chisley, was given as a wedding gift to the Eliot family, on whose plantation she met and married Augustus’s father, Peter Paul Tolton. When Augustus was seven years old, his father died in the Civil War, fighting for the belief that all men, including blacks, are equa...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Featured, New York City, Church, Religion, America, Rome, Chicago, United States, Missouri, Vatican, Catholic Church, Catholic, Saints

Lynx re-sign star Seimone Augustus for 14th season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed eight-time All-Star Seimone Augustus, bringing the shooting guard back for a 14th season. The deal was done Saturday, one day after WNBA teams could begin announcing free agent signings. Drafted by the Lynx in 2006 out of LSU with the first overall pick, Augustus is 11th on […]
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How the Months Got Their Names in the Italian Language

I mesi  The months  The original Roman year had ten named months, beginning with Martius, named for Mars, god of war. This was the month when the mighty Roman legions resumed their battles to conquer and rule the known world. It was also the time when farmers began working the fields and preparing for planting.  The other months were:  *Aprilis (April), dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite (Venus)  *Maius (May), for Maia, the goddess of new plantings (who also gave her name to il maial...
Tags: Travel, Books, History, Rome, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Calendar, Language, Italy, Mars, Italian Expressions, Junius, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Numa Pompilius, Julian

What history could tell Mark Zuckerberg

Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg obsessed over the wrong bit of history. Or else didn’t study his preferred slice of classical antiquity carefully enough, faced, as he now is, with an existential crisis of ‘fake news’ simultaneously undermining trust in his own empire and in democracy itself. A recent New Yorker profile — questioning whether the Facebook founder can fix the creation he pressed upon the world before the collective counter-pressure emanating from his billions-strong social network does ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, England, Congress, Youtube, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Germany, Russia, Tech, Rome, Hillary Clinton, Ireland, Washington Dc

Presiding Bishop Curry’s Christmas message: “Love came down at Christmas”

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Christmas message reflects on John 3:16 in the light of God’s gift of Godself at Christmas, and describes an old poster from 1938, calling upon all Christians to care for the stranger and the refugee as though they were a member of the holy family.     Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Christmas Message 2018 In the Third Chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus says at one point, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that all who believe in him shoul...
Tags: Europe, Religion, America, David, Palestine, Refugees, Jesus, John, Bishop, Curry, Matthew, Michael, Bethlehem, Christmas Message, Mary, Joseph

'A true tragedy': University of Richmond football player Augustus 'Gus' Lee dies

Richmond DB Augustus 'Gus' Lee died Tuesday. "His loss is a true tragedy to those who knew and loved him," coach Russ Huesman said in a statement.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Diary Of A Senior Legislative Assistant On Capitol Hill

Despite the U.S. House of Representatives becoming increasingly diverse, only 13.7% of senior staffers on the House are people of color – compared with 38% of the country as a whole. Organizations like Staff Up Congress are seeking to close the gap. In this series, we profile young women participating in this program.Name: Imani AugustusAge: 24Originally from: Charlotte, NCWorks as: Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. Tim Walz, MN-1, a DemocratBio: Augustus has worked for Rep. Walz since 2015...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Minnesota, Congress, America, House, Capitol Hill, Black Lives Matter, Nea, Hill, Dunkin Donuts, Augustus, U S House of Representatives, Kavanaugh, Walz, Tim Walz

This May Be the Best Monument to Caesar Augustus

Reputedly, the last public words of Caesar Augustus were ‘Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble.’ Augustus also left us a magnificent, exquisitely carved cameo whose double-narrative all but deifies him.
Tags: Art, Rome, Ajblogs, Augustus, Caesar Augustus, 10.01.18

Zuckerberg now runs not a business but an empire. It’s time to strike back

Anti-monopoly law has not kept abreast of social networks, leaving Facebook free to suck up any rivalsIs Mark Zuckerberg too powerful? The Facebook founder and chief executive is known to be a fan of the Roman emperor Augustus, though his modern-day empire stretches far further, and encompasses many more people: only China remains unconquered among his 2.2 billion supplicants.And like an emperor, Zuckerberg can ignore bad news. There was plenty last week. On Tuesday the Instagram founders Kevin ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, China, Regulators, Whatsapp, Kevin Systrom, Sky plc, Mike Krieger, Zuckerberg, Roman

The Deeper Meaning of Mary’s Intercession at Cana

Woman, what have I to do with thee? This question—posed by Jesus to Mary after she asks for His intervention at the wedding at Cana in John 2:4—is often cited by Protestants attempted to refute Catholic devotion to Mary. The translation above—which dates back at least to the King James Bible—has even seeped into some Catholic translations. Of course, as Catholics we know that in addressing her as ‘woman’ Jesus was universalizing Mary’s role in salvation history, identifying her both as the New E...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Jesus, Catholic, John, Bathsheba, Christ, Mary, Protestant, Cana, Augustus, Solomon, Mary Jesus, Haggith, Faith & Spirituality, Adonijah

Mark Zuckerberg has been fascinated by Augustus Caesar for years, and it raises some questions about the future of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is an ancient history buff. He recently discussed his fascination with the Roman emperor Augustus in a New Yorker profile. Zuckerberg's interest in the ancient historical figure shouldn't come as a surprise — the two share some interesting traits. The Facebook CEO's professed interest raises a few questions about how he feels about trade-offs.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a history buff at heart. In a recent New Yorker profile, the tech mogul revealed that his...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Spain, Rome, Egypt, Zuckerberg, Pompey, Don, Julius Caesar, Roman, Augustus, Marius, Warburg

Yes on Proposition 11 for more sensible 911 services

In California, about 25 percent of 911 emergency calls for an ambulance are handled by local fire departments. The other 75 percent are handled by private companies that contract with counties to provide emergency medical services. A 2016 state Supreme Court decision called into question whether these companies may continue to require emergency medical technicians and paramedics to be on-call during meal and rest breaks. Proposition 11 on the November ballot would clarify that the current, long-...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Augustus, Eleni Kounalakis, Legislative Analyst 's Office, Mallard Fillmore

Twitter's former CEO called Mark Zuckerberg a 'ruthless execution machine,' but many Silicon Valley insiders don't agree

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is at the center of a debate about the role of social media in a democracy. Silicon Valley executives shared their opinions of Zuckerberg in an article in The New Yorker on Wednesday. Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo called Zuckerberg a "ruthless execution machine," but other executives described him more sympathetically.  As Facebook finds itself at the center of a global debate about free speech, fake news, and the role of social media in a democracy, much of the...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Dick Costolo, Trends, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Social Network, Zuckerberg, Mark, Valley, Roman, Hoffman

Mark Zuckerberg finds the Roman emperor Augustus and his imperial conquest 'fascinating,' and even named one of his daughters after him

In a New Yorker profile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described his fascination with the Roman emperor Augustus, who Zuckerberg praises for achieving 200 years of world peace, although it came through the imperial invasion and conquest of other civilizations.  Zuckerberg is so infatuated with Augustus that his wife, Priscilla Chan, joked that there were three people on the couple's honeymoon to Rome: her, Mark, and Augustus. " All the photos were different sculptures of Augustus," he said. Th...
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Venice Insider Tip: How to "Skip the Line" on Ferragosto and the Feast of the Assumption

Pala d'Oro - Photo: Cat Bauer (taken with permission) (Venice, Italy) There is usually a long, winding line of hundreds of tourists waiting to get into the Basilica of San Marco in Piazza San Marco. The wait -- about 45 minutes -- is much longer than the visit -- about ten minutes (as part of a shuffling horde) if you don't pay to "skip the line," or pay for a guide.However -- to focus on reality -- St. Mark's Basilica is one of the most magnificent places of worship on the planet. Attend...
Tags: Travel, Diana, Venice, Sin City, Vivaldi, San Marco, Venice Italy, Bauer, Basilica, Virgin Mary, Augustus, Piazza San Marco, Ferragosto, Monteverdi, Pala, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog

Summer in the Italian Language: August Festivals

Le feste di agosto Years ago I celebrated my first Italian Ferragosto in Capri,  a most fitting (though crowded) place to be on August 15. The Roman emperor Augustus so enjoyed late summer that he claimed as his own the month we now call by his name.  Augustus ordered month-long festivities, called feriae augustus, which included games, races and rituals to honor the goddess Diana, who was worshiped as queen of the fields as well as of heaven and earth. Augustus was equally enamored with the be...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Madonna, Diana, Jesus, Naples, Siena, Piazza, Liguria, Roman, Virgin Mary, Messina, Augustus, Piazza Navona, Dianne Hales, LA BELLA LINGUA

German Farmer Awarded $904,000 for Ancient Roman Horse Head

The head, part of a statue of the Roman emperor Augustus, was found by archeologists in Lahnau in western Germany.
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Ansel Elgort's Favorite Scents Are Secrets & Baked Chicken

The first time I ever laid eyes on Ansel Elgort, he made me cry. I was watching him — or, rather, his character Augustus — die in The Fault in Our Stars, the movie that officially catapulted the then-20-year-old actor into A-list territory. The first time I ever met Ansel Elgort in real life, he was sitting by himself on a couch in a suite in New York City's Ace Hotel. I did not cry, and I was not concerned about his health.Instead, we were meeting to discuss his latest gig, a world away from t...
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Content How many X-ray mistaken identities can you find in your books?

I'm coming across quite a few mistaken identifications in X-ray entries in books bought from Amazon. For example, in Quiet: The Power of Introverts... by Susan Cain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the book is listed as Benjamin Franklin and the driver that kicked Rosa Parks off a bus in 1955 is listed as a tennis player born in 1979. In SPQR by Mary Beard, both Julius Caesar and the emperor Augustus are lumped together as Caligula, and Cicero is listed as his younger brother. Most of these errors...
Tags: Amazon, Books, United States, Amazon Kindle, Mary Beard, Benjamin Franklin, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Columbia Law School, Eleanor Roosevelt, George Washington, Julius Caesar, Rosa Parks, Shelfari, Cicero, James Blake

A Hellenistic Jewel Box.

From G.W. Bowersock’s NYRB review of “Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World,” a 2016 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The final galleries in the exhibition deliver us into the new age with an enigmatic bronze portrait bust of Juba II, the Augustan king of Mauretania (today’s Morocco). He is one of the emblematic figures of the newly formed Roman Empire. In his own person he sums up the complexity of the Mediterranean world that followed the Hellenistic kingdoms....
Tags: Uncategorized, Rome, Egypt, Morocco, Italy, Linguistics, Cleopatra, Mediterranean, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Augustus, Juba, Mark Antony, NYRB, Mauretania, Pergamon, Bowersock

Roman merchant who was beheaded by flying rock while fleeing Pompeii had 'treasure trove' of silver coins

An unfortunate Roman who was decapitated by a giant slab of stone as he tried to flee Pompeii was carrying a “treasure trove” of silver and bronze coins when he died, archeologists announced on Friday. The skeleton of the man, partially buried beneath by the 300kg rock, was found earlier this week, in what was hailed as a “dramatic and exceptional discovery”. Archeologists believe the man, aged in his thirties, was attempting to flee the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD79 but was impeded by an infe...
Tags: Science, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Minerva, Augustus, Massimo Osanna, Francesco Prosperetti

A Trip on the Marjorie: Cuba and Jamaica, 1900

In March 1900, Bessie Van Wickle took possession of the new 174-foot yacht that her husband Augustus had commissioned two years earlier. It was built by the Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding and Engine Works in Chester, Pennsylvania – a beautiful vessel, capable of extended ocean journeys. Bessie sold the 1896 Herreshoff yacht Marjorie after Augustus died in 1898 and had its two carved wooden quarter boards transferred to the new yacht. Loading the Marjorie 1900. Standing, center, William McKee,...
Tags: Gardening, New York, Jamaica, Cuba, Archives, Palm, Lee, Estelle, Havana Cuba, Montego Bay, Port Antonio, Augustus, Bessie, Marjorie, Castleton, Augustine

Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Harry and Meghan's new Royal titles explained

When Meghan Markle marries her fiancee Prince Harry on Saturday 19 May at St George's Chapel, Windsor, like all brides she will be joining a new family. But this is not any family. Just like her sister-in-law-to-be Kate Middleton, the former American actress will be making the transition from "commoner" to "royal" complete with a new title. Here's everything you need to know about the British peerage and their new titles - the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as confirmed this morning. The ...
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