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Julius Caesar on Fear

Posted by on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

~ Julius Caesar ~
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The Battle Between the Gods and the Titans

Posted by on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Battle Between the Gods and the Titans

Date:  1600

Artist:  Joachim Wtewael

Information:  According to Greek mythology, the world was once run by a group of deities known as the Titans. Their leader, Cronus, had eaten most of his offspring in a bid to prevent their prophesised rebellion however his youngest son, Zeus, escaped this fate. After freeing his siblings from their father’s stomach, they moved to Mount Olympus from which they waged war on the Titans.

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The Alexander Mosaic

Posted by on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Alexander Mosaic

Date:  c. 100 BCE

Artist:  Unknown

This mosaic was found in the House of the Faun in Pompeii and depicts a battle between the armies of Alexander the Great (left) and Darius III of Persia (in the chariot to the right). Alexander’s, upper body and head are still visible and on his breast plate is a picture of Medusa. Darius is believed to be desperately trying to flee the battle and his extended arm may suggest he had just thrown a javelin. The Alexander mosaic is t...
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Retiarius vs. Secutor

Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Friday, March 22, 2013, In : Art 


Artist:  Unknown
Date:  Second – third century CE
Info: In this mosaic from the villa at Nennig, Germany, a retiarius gladiator, who fought with a net and a three pronged trident, stabs at his opponent who is a secutor gladiator, whose weapon of choice was usually a short sword or a gladius.

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War Elephants

Posted by on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Art 


Title: The Battle of Zama

Datec.1890

Artist
:  Henri-Paul Motte (1846–1922)

Infomation: The war elephants of Hannibal’s Carthaginian army fighting
against the Roman infantry at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC
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