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today’s birthday: Augustus Caesar (63 BCE)


Augustus Caesar (63 BCE)

Augustus Caesar was the first emperor of Rome. Known as Octavian for the period of his life prior to 27 BCE, he came to power after defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra. He ended years of civil war and gave Rome an era of peace, prosperity, and imperial greatness. Although he preserved the outward form of the Roman Republic, he ruled with extraordinary powers for more than 40 years and filled the Senate with sympathizers who named him “Augustus.” What was the significance of this title? More… Discuss

“Just Staying on it, I guess, as long as she can” (Elizabeth Taylor, Cat on a hot tin roof)


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Elizabeth Taylor left for us few memories, more unequivocal of her acting genius, that the featured scene from “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof“. In it Maggie, (Elizabeth Taylor) reasons with her husband Brick, Paul Newman, son of the cotton tycoon Big Daddy Pollitt.  She wants him to quit drinking and be assertive to keep up his rightful place in the family business. Also she declare indirectly that she is attracted to him, but that the edgy situation they are in cannot continue for long (“Just staying on it (roof) I guess, as long as she can”).  Read more about the play, and the author at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_on_a_Hot_Tin_Roof