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ancient-rome-au:

Alea iacta est. = “The die is yeeted.”

ancient-rome-au:

you can translate iacere as “to yeet” if you’re not a linguistic prescriptivist

I realize that in English “yeet” implies very bad dice etiquette — that die will not be landing on the table or even within the same room — but that’s a perfect metaphor for Caesar crossing the Rubicon, so I stand by my translation.

ars-videndi: Mino da Fiesole (Poppi, Tuscany…

ars-videndi:

Mino da Fiesole
(Poppi, Tuscany 1429 – 1484 Florence),

Julius Caesar,
garland by Mino da Fiesole and workshop,

c.1455-1460, marble with traces of bole (red clay) and limestone with traces of paint, 83 x 84 x 25 cm.

‘Mino probably used ancient coins from the collection of the Medici,
Florence’s ruling family, as his starting point for this sculpture.
However, the complex carving, the clinging drapery, and the
psychological intensity all characterize the inventiveness Renaissance
artists brought to classical subject matter. In this case, Caesar
offered an important model for leadership, masculinity, and composure.
The garland is clearly by a different hand, but passages, such as the
ribbons and flowers in low relief, correspond to details found in other
decorative carvings from Mino’s workshop. Initially, the limestone
setting was probably put into a wall, perhaps in a lunette over the
door, from which it was later removed. However, the relationship between
the garland and the relief has not yet been clarified and is the
subject of ongoing research.’

The Cleveland Museum of Art

 Photography by Sailko for Wikimedia Commons

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summerofspock:

rikmach:

canolacrush:

oh man I just realized…Aziraphale must’ve been EXTREMELY depressed for like a century when the Library at Alexandria was destroyed D:

(Aziraphale, finding out that Julius Caesar was responsible for this: “If I weren’t a being of divine love I would K̻͚̞̬̖̝͘ͅI̝̦͇͍L͟҉͕̦̻̞͎͖͍ͅḺ̸̣̜͔͇ ͕̖͖̲͇̪͎̜̕Ḫ̛̫̫͡I̦̙̺͈̦͢M͔̙̯͟”

Crowley, loyal to a fault: **immediately begins influencing the Roman Senate to undertake the most famous assassination in history**)

“Brutus, I heard that Caesar was planning to make himself king…”

Crowley, getting drunk with Cassius: If only Brutus would see REASON, he’s the closest to Caesar after all

Cassius, bitter af: Oh I’ll make him see reason

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