19 setembro 2017

The Republic of Rome's Bill of Rights: The Twelve Tables

Tradition tells us that the code which was to govern Roman life was composed by a commission, first of ten and then of twelve men, in 451-450 BCE. It was then ratified by the Centuriate Assembly in 449 BCE. The laws were engraved on twelve tablets – hence the title – which were attached to the a speaking platform (rostra) which sat before the Roman Senate in the forum. By putting the twelve tables in the middle of what was the main public square, the Romans made their foundational laws accessible to all. Anyone who could read could know the law.

Some of my favorite gems from the twelve tables include:

  • If the defendant attempts evasion or takes flight the plaintiff shall lay hand on him. (The accuser got to chase down the accused, and kidnap them to force them to court???)
  • A notably deformed child shall be killed immediately.
  • Women, even though they are of full age, because of their levity of mind shall be under guardianship … except vestal virgins, who … shall be free from guardianship …
  • If anyone sings or composes an incantation that can cause dishonor or disgrace to another … he shall suffer a capital penalty
  • Expenses of a funeral shall be limited to three mourners wearing veils and one mourner wearing an inexpensive purple tunic and ten flutists . …
  • … A myrrh-spiced drink … shall not be poured on a dead person. (This is randomly specific.)

You can read all of the surviving Twelve Tables at The Avalon Project

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Northern Lights Over Canada


The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the International Space Station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station’s main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground. This photograph was taken by a member of the Expedition 53 crew aboard the station on Sept. 15, 2017.

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brokenheartedtalllover: historical-nonfiction: The first...



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The first temple in the world made out of granite is the Brihadeeswarar Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. The sacred heart of the temple, the towering shikhara (“mountain peak”) is made from a single 80-ton piece of granite. 

Amazingly, the temple was built in just eight years! Rajaraja Chola I, emperor of the Chola Empire, ordered Brihadeeswarar built in 1002 CE to fulfil a command that came in a dream. It was finished by 1010 CE. Which means Brihadeeswarar Temple recently had it’s 1000th birthday

That’s not the first monument made out of granite

Notice how the post says “the first temple in the world made out of granite.”

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The first temple in the world made out of granite is the...



The first temple in the world made out of granite is the Brihadeeswarar Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. The sacred heart of the temple, the towering shikhara (“mountain peak”) is made from a single 80-ton piece of granite. 

Amazingly, the temple was built in just eight years! Rajaraja Chola I, emperor of the Chola Empire, ordered Brihadeeswarar built in 1002 CE to fulfil a command that came in a dream. It was finished by 1010 CE. Which means Brihadeeswarar Temple recently had it’s 1000th birthday

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Song of Fire - Let It Burn



Song of Fire - Let It Burn

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Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Shiver me timbers. There be no evidence Freud ever said this me hearties!

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E setembro vai chegando ao seu final! Confira datas importantes e simpatias!



Ainda tem umas datas importantes em setembro como, a chegada da primavera 
No dia 22 de Setembro tem a chegada a primavera e confira umas simpatias e orações de primavera!! Em 2017, a primavera chegará 17h e 02 minutos. 

27 de Setembro também é uma data muito importante, é dia de São Cosme e Damião!! Aproveite e veja também 7 simpatias de São Cosme e Damião. Uma simpatia simples é distribuir doces para as crianças para ter uma graça atendida. Observe não é preciso fazer o seu pedido exatamente no dia de São Cosme, você pode fazer em qualquer dia do ano. A questão chave é que no dia 27 é o dia de pagar a promessa, no dia deles você deverá pegar e distribuir os doces. 

E ainda em Setembro, no dia 29 vamos ter o dia de São Miguel Arcanjo. Confira também Simpatias para São Miguel Arcanjo
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