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  •  Just started The Almost Moon by Anne Sebold (11+ / 0-)

    So far, lthe main character has just murdered her aged mother, who seems to be quite a nasty piece of work.

    Also working on the biography of Augustus by Anthony Everitt.  Am actually learning something, as Everitt is spending a fair amount of time on the period after Julius Caesar is killed but before his confrontation with Marc Anthony.  I knew fewer of the details of that period than I imagined.

    Ancora Impara--Michelangelo

    by aravir on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 04:40:31 AM PDT

    •  Augustus probably preferred to keep,, (5+ / 0-)
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      his earlier career in obscurity. Tacitus doesn't begin his history until Augustus has shuffled offstaqe.

      "Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can't afford to double-down on trickle-down." Bill Clinton

      by irate on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:38:51 AM PDT

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      very much enjoyed that book a couple of years ago.

      Everitt also has a great book on Cicero. Check it out if you haven't already read it.

      Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away. - S. Stills

      by ask on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 06:24:41 AM PDT

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