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Cleopatra's Dirty Clothes [*]

During a dark night in Alexandria, a boat docked into the royal port. A tall man descended from it, carrying something (some people say a...
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Nov 17, 2019 00:50
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Caesar in Egypt

Pompey was out of the picture, but Caesar's problems weren't over. Some senators that followed Pompey to Greece escaped to the Af...
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Nov 10, 2019 17:52
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Civil War: Caesar and Pompei Meet Again... Sort of

After being defeated in Greece, Pompey left for Egypt, in the hope of gaining the support of that kingdom for his fight against the rebel...
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Nov 4, 2019 17:45
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Civil War: Caesar and Pompei Meet

Caesar crossed with his seven legions the Mediterranean Sea, looking forward to force a decisive battle against Pompei. That was also th...
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Nov 1, 2019 18:44
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The Calendar that Won the War (Final Part)

Part 2 here: https://lang-8.com/403816/journals/80456367707698971078601089813570159662 Pompei was in the East preparing an army to lib...
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Oct 30, 2019 00:24
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The Calendar that Won the War (Part 2)

Part 1 here: https://lang-8.com/403816/journals/19541574069755927380538770630017914947 Caesar had conquered Rome, but Pompei was in th...
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Oct 27, 2019 17:46
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The Calendar that Won the War (part 1)

Caesar crossed the Rubicon river, starting the civil war against the Roman Republic. In his way to Rome, city after city, garrison after ...
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Oct 24, 2019 17:19
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The Die Has Been Cast

Caesar had been working restlessly during years for this moment. His time as governor of Gaul and Illyricum has come to an end, and he ha...
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Oct 18, 2019 19:41
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To Be or not To Be, the Original

Sometime ago, I wrote about "To Be or not To Be", an amazing movie by Mel Brooks. "To be..." is a farce that takes pl...
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Sep 28, 2019 17:03
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Happiness Font

I've just turned on my computer, and I was happily surprised. Before telling you the reason, I need to explain a couple of things. Th...
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Aug 13, 2019 02:56
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It's Never What You Expect

I was re-watching the 1978 version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with Donald Sutherland and Veronica Cartwright. It's...
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Jun 30, 2019 19:43
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The Elite Eight

This video makes me happy. After almost six hours of competition, eight children out of fifty reached the final stage of the American Nat...
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Jun 2, 2019 19:04
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The Song of the Lost Nights With native lang

(An adaptation of the original lyrics) This is the song of the lost nights, the one which is sung before the dawn breaks with the sch...
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May 19, 2019 03:46
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Don't Carry Unnecessary Weight

When I was in Milan, I got back home every day with change in my pockets, from things I bought during the day. Instead of keeping it in m...
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May 13, 2019 21:00
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The Marvelous Ms. Masel

"The Marvelous Ms. Masel" is the latest creation of Ami Sherman-Palladino, the author of "Gilmore Girls" and "Bu...
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Mar 27, 2019 05:41
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"I Know What You Are, But What Am I?"

I've heard the phrase "I know what you are, but what am I?" in the past, and it confused me a little. For the context I was...
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Feb 21, 2019 02:37
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First Car Crash In Caracas

Someone posted an image of a Venezuelan diary from July 13, 1913: https://imgur.com/N5Of5cw I'll translate some sentences. We pred...
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Feb 18, 2019 05:24
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Yes, Prime Minister

I told in previous entries that there was a time where British shows were routinely broadcasted in Venezuela. The other day, I was random...
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Jan 27, 2019 19:51
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This is How It Ends

Every day in my way to work I pass by in front of a college. It has big cartels, each one with the picture of a young person, and bellow ...
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Jan 22, 2019 04:53
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The Meaning of Life, Take II, Part II

(Part one here: http://lang-8.com/403816/journals/63515749316299380103672066434685864525) The new consensus about the inevitability of...
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Dec 24, 2018 17:55