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'Gladiator' sequel to release in November 2024

Khaleejtimes 05 Feb 2023
Gladiator, which released in 2000, starred Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Roman soldier forced into slavery who vows revenge ...
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Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance – a once-in-a-lifetime show

The Guardian 05 Feb 2023
The original commission was for a medieval reliquary – an object to contain the remains of a saint, in this case the skull of San Rossore, a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and was martyred ...
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Paramount sets November 2024 release for Gladiator sequel

The Telegraph India 04 Feb 2023
Advertisement ... David Scarpa will write the script. “Gladiator”, which released in 2000, starred Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Roman soldier forced into slavery who vows revenge against Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix ... .
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Cheesemaker from Ukraine finds respite from war, friendship at Central Illinois farm

Dispatch Argus 03 Feb 2023
A devotee dressed as a Roman soldier whips a penitent playing the role of one of two thieves sentenced to be crucified alongside Jesus Christ, during the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross reenactment in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Good Friday, April 15, 2022.
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Some well-known etymologies are too good to be true

Economist 02 Feb 2023
Roman soldiers were given an allowance of salt, or paid in it entirely. It is a tale made for a cocktail party, memorable, revealing of ancient habits—and very probably wrong.\nNo classical source whatsoever reports that Roman soldiers were paid in salt, said Peter Gainsford, a classicist in New Zealand, in an article on the topic several years ago.
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Aidan McAnespie killing: Ex-UK soldier David Holden avoids jail

Al Jazeera 02 Feb 2023
Holden’s conviction came as the UK government sought to push ahead with controversial legislation to introduce a partial amnesty for former soldiers and individuals involved in the violence between mostly Roman Catholic nationalists supportive of a united Ireland and mostly ...
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Msgr. Owen F. Campion: Be salt and light

Hawaii Catholic Herald 01 Feb 2023
  5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. The Book of Isaiah’s third section is the source of this first weekend’s reading ... This would put this section of Isaiah at a date after the epic Babylonian captivity ... St ... This epistle was addressed to Christians living in Corinth, then one of the major cities of the Roman Empire ... St ... Roman soldiers were paid in salt ... .
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Butchered to make a Roman holiday: cruelty to animals in and out of the Colosseum

The Spectator 31 Jan 2023
Did you know that the elephant was the most written about animal in the Roman world? Pyrrhus of Epirus, of victory fame, was the first to introduce it to Italy as an engine of war when he invaded in 280 BC. Roman soldiers could not decide whether it was an animal or a machine.
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Chris Hedges: Ukraine — The War That Went Wrong

Consortium News 31 Jan 2023
Supplied with superior military equipment, the Saudi soldiers that held Khafji offered ineffectual resistance ... Joint Chiefs of Staff, 100,000 Ukrainian and 100,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the war as of last November ... As Edward Gibbon observed about the Roman Empire’s own fatal lust for endless war..
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Tony Sanders to become Illinois superintendent of education

Dispatch Argus 31 Jan 2023
A devotee dressed as a Roman soldier whips a penitent playing the role of one of two thieves sentenced to be crucified alongside Jesus Christ, during the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross reenactment in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Good Friday, April 15, 2022.
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Illinois appellate court upholds restraining order on gun ban

Dispatch Argus 31 Jan 2023
A devotee dressed as a Roman soldier whips a penitent playing the role of one of two thieves sentenced to be crucified alongside Jesus Christ, during the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross reenactment in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, on Good Friday, April 15, 2022.
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30 Stunning Roman Intaglios Discovered at Hadrian's Wall Bathhouse Site

Ancient Origins 30 Jan 2023
Two thousand years ago, beautifully carved Roman stones taken into an ancient pool were lost by the bathers ... The Great Bath, at Roman baths at Bath, England is a pool with hot, steaming spa water ... The bath house served as a recreational and bathing area for soldiers, including high-ranking military officials and Roman elites.
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Kolar: A little salt goes a long way

The Dickinson Press 30 Jan 2023
Matthew 5.13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.”. Jesus called his follower “the salt of the earth”. That’s a great compliment, but it came with a caveat ... Roman soldiers were often paid in salt ... ADVERTISEMENT ... .
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Ukraine: The war that went wrong

Alternet 30 Jan 2023
Supplied with superior military equipment, the Saudi soldiers that held Khafji offered ineffectual resistance ... Joint Chiefs of Staff, 100,000 Ukrainian and 100,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in the war as of last November ... As Edward Gibbon observed about the Roman Empire’s own fatal lust for endless war.
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This Day in History - January 30

Jamaica Observer 30 Jan 2023
Thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers are shot to death by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what becomes known as Bloody Sunday ... The Roman Catholic Church in Ireland agrees to pay US$10 million to children sexually abused by clergy over the past few decades.

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