Blue jeans came from the French phrase “bleu de Gênes” which means the blue of Genoa. Italian sailors from Genoa wore cotton pants which inspired the denim jeans that originated in France.
Julius Caesar’s parents may not have been the most creative people in Rome. Caesar had two sisters that were both named Julia.
Marc Antony while never Emperor himself played a vital role in the last years of the Roman Republic before it became the Roman Empire. He married Augustus Caesar’s (Octavian) sister Octavia to prevent another civil war but this only delayed the inevitable. His forces were defeated by Octavian and he soon committed suicide. Ironically heContinue reading “Fun Fact: How Marc Antony Got Revenge Over Augustus”
While I haven’t really heard of the movie until later, it has Amanda Seyfried in the leading role. I liked Seyfried in Veronica Mars and Les Miserables. I wasn’t sure if I would even like Letters to Juliet but it really surprised me. The plot begins with a young woman named Sophie Hall who hasContinue reading “Letters to Juliet (2010 Film) Review”
Menelik II was Emperor of Ethiopia from 1889-1913, and became quite a hero for defending his lands from Italian invaders. He was said to have an odd habit though, apparently when he was feeling ill he would eat a few pages from the Bible.