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Borgia: Faith and Fear Review

Thanks to Netflix, I have been watching the Canal+ produced series Borgia: Faith and Fear. The series is produced by Tom Fontana, a writer and producer on previous dramas such as St. Elsewhere and Homicide: Life on the Street, and … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Roman Commune

The city of Rome has had a violent and turbulent history. As the center of the Roman Empire, it was always the target of coups and civil wars within the empire. After the fall of the empire, it was a … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: Incitatus, the Horse Caligula Made Senator

Many Roman Emperors are now known for the more eccentric moments of their reigns than their actions as rulers. Caligula, consul and Emperor of Rome from 37 to 41 AD, is probably one of the more well known, and the … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Latin Monetary Union

In the last few decades, the idea of a currency union between several countries has become commonplace with the growth and stabilization of the European Union and the Eurozone. Currently, seventeen countries within the European Union and two outside the … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: The Kingdom of Tavolara

The Kingdom of Tavolara was a tiny sovereign nation on the island of Tavolara off the northeast coast of Sardinia. The kingdom was founded in the early 19th century. While the island had been uninhabited for a long time, a … Continue reading

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