History Schmistory: June 6. Marcus gets crass!

53 BCE: The Battle of Carrhae; Roman general Marcus Crassus and his army is destroyed by Parthians. Even worse, Parthians make fun of the name “Marcus.”

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History Schmistory: May 26. Napolean gets crowned. Again.

1805: Napoleon is crowns himself King of Italy. Oh, aren’t you the big man, Napolean?

History Schmistory: May 25. Another one Bede’s the Dust

735: The Venerable Bede kicks the venerable bucket. A monk, scholar, teacher, and Doctor of the Church, Bede (also spelled Baeda or Beda) was the first English historian and is most well known for his extensive Ecclesiastical History of England, which would later serve as a major source for the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. His work had a significant influence on English and European scholarship.

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Of a Renaissance patron of the arts.

Ludicrous Latin: Noli habere bovis, vir.

Don’t have a cow, man!

History Schmistory: May 24. You say you want a revolution!

1543: Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer who first posited that the earth revolves around the sun, goes to the great constellation in the sky, aged 70.
He was a mathematician, astronomer, physician, quadrilingual polyglot, classical scholar, translator, artist, Catholic cleric, jurist, governor, military leader, diplomat and economist. His Linkedin account only listed the first five.

Paris in the 60s. Mon Dieux!

History Schmistory: May 23. Hot Time in the Old Town.

1498: Girolamo Savonarola, Florentine priest, burnt at stake.

Ludicrous Latin: Ne auderis delere orbem rigidum meum!

Don’t you dare erase my hard disk!

Ludicrous Latin: Prahende uxorem meam, sis!

Take my wife, please!

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