rome meme

“Average citizen tries to have Marc Antony declared a public enemy of the state 3 times a year" factoid actualy just statistical error. average citizen condemns Marc Antony 0 times per year. Marcus Tullius Cicero, who lives on the Palatine & writes over 10,000 Philippics each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted


ANCIENT HISTORY MEME - 1/10 Events in the Ancient World

“Ashes were already falling, not as yet very thickly. I looked round: a dense black cloud was coming up behind us, spreading over the earth like a flood.’Let us leave the road while we can still see,’I said,’or we shall be knocked down and trampled underfoot in the dark by the crowd behind.’We had scarcely sat down to rest when darkness fell, not the dark of a moonless or cloudy night, but as if the lamp had been put out in a closed room.”

           ~ Pliny the Younger, eye-witness account of the Destruction of                       Pompeii addressed in a letter to Tacitus.


lit meme: classics: the aeneid , virgil

“ Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera,
credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore voltus,
orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus
describent radio, et surgentia sidera dicent:
tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento;
hae tibi erunt artes; pacisque imponere morem,
parcere subiectis, et debellare superbos “