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These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not to know what happened before you were born is to be a child forever. For what is the time of a man, except it be interwoven with that memory of ancient things of a superior age? Marcus Tullius Cicero, who was assassinated 2052 years ago today, wrote this.  It seems to me that nowadays ancient Rome is more a myth than reality for most people. It takes a conscious effort to think of Caesar, Mark Anthony, Brutus, Octavian and Cicero and remember that they were real people. I grieve… Read more These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero