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Friday, May 22, 2020

A lesson from Lysias: Men who have spent their lives committing serious offences acting like they performed a great service

 Men, having spent their lives in committing serious offences and incurring a variety of troubles, make their speeches today with an air of having performed a great service.  Lysias.  For Callias.  Speech 5.  Section 3.


Image:  A colorized version of a 1906 artist's imaginative recreation of one of Caligula's Nemi ships, sadly destroyed in World War II.  The image originally appeared as an antique halftone photographic print in "Scientific American." (PD)

A rather concise list of Caligula's shortcomings:

https://bootheglobalperspectives.com/article/1503867119WBG188242364/what-we-can-learn-from-history-caligula-emperor-of-the-roman-empire

A nice summary article with pictures of objects recovered from the Nemi ships

https://hubpages.com/education/Roman-Emperor-Caligula-and-the-Nemi-Barges

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