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Roman Money
According to the price of gold, the sesterce today would be worth $3.25, by the price of silver, the sesterce today would be worth $2.00, according to general labor rates, 1 sesterce = $0.50, while prostitute prices would set the PPP value of the sesterce at somewhere between about $15 and about $50. Various commodity prices would suggest a value of possibly $10.00. Differing methods produce a range in the modern value of the sesterce at somewhere between $0.50 and $50.00, seemingly rendering any conversion to modern prices problematic at best.

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/spqr/money-1.htm
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24 days ago by Marcellus
[1809.08937] Networks and the Resilience and Fall of Empires: a Macro-Comparison of the Imperium Romanum and Imperial China
Authors: Johannes Preiser-Kapeller Abstract: This paper proposes to proceed from a rather metaphorical application of network terminology on polities and imperial formations of the past to an actual use of tools and concepts of network science. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by kintopp
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[HTML] geoscienceworld.org Phillipsite and Al-tobermorite mineral cements produced through low-temperature water-rock reactions in Roman marine concrete MD…
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6 weeks ago by asaltydog
Phillipsite and Al-tobermorite mineral cements produced through low-temperature water-rock reactions in Roman marine concrete | American Mineralogist | GeoScienceWorld
Abstract Pozzolanic reaction of volcanic ash with hydrated lime is thought to dominate the cementing fabric and durability of 2000-year-old Roman harbor…
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6 weeks ago by asaltydog
我是古代罗马史爱好者尚德君,关于古代罗马史,问我吧!_澎湃新闻-ThePaper
作为西方文明渊源之一的罗马文明,是古典文明发展的又一个高峰,在西方文明的形成中起着承先启后、继往开来的作用。“光荣属于希腊,伟大属于罗马”,这句流传千古的名言道出了西方世界的历史渊源与文化根本。
罗马是一个震撼世界的名字,它不但代表一座城市、一段历史,而且还代表着一种文明、一种传统。罗马文明对西方世界的政治、经济、文化、宗教、军事、法律和社会生活等各个方面都产生了深远的影响,其影响一直延续至今。
我是尚德君,古代罗马史爱好者。让我们一起走进古罗马历史,探寻罗马文明,如果你有兴趣,欢迎一起聊聊!
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7 weeks ago by aries1988
Medium published its first full-length novel, and it's a Silicon Valley satire
Medium, the blogging platform developed by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, today published its first full-length novel, which you can read now for free.
The book in question is The Big Disruption by Jessica Powell, Google’s former head of PR. The novel is a satirical take on life in a major Silicon Valley company, if the description on its Medium page is anything to go by. It also has a kickass opening line: “The only animal left standing was a one-eyed sea lion named Fred.”
The book is exclusive to the platform, meaning you can read it for free if you’re either a Medium subscriber or haven’t met your limit of free articles for the month. In an interview with Recode‘s Kara Swisher, Powell said a friend sent Medium the manuscript:
[...]
Powell also said it was part of an effort by the site to produce more longreads content. It’s possible Medium could be a new outlet for aspiring novelists who have something to say about the tech industry. According to Fast Company, Powell will be donating the proceeds from the book deal to #YesWeCode.
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10 weeks ago by sentinelle
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Somewhere up on - possibly right at - a homesick soldier bought a ring. “Can you j…
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10 weeks ago by KateSherrill
Decorum is an unfashionable word but it has a radical core | Aeon Ideas
Cicero gives us the best sense of decorum’s richness. He did more than anyone in ancient Rome to develop the concept, and it sits at the heart of his ethical and rhetorical theory. Cicero defined decorum not as an inflexible code of conduct, but as the fit between an action and a moment, or between words and a rhetorical situation. To speak decorously is to say precisely what the moment demands.

Asking whether words have decorum is another way of asking what this circumstance and this audience call for.

Arguing over Trump’s decorum, or lack thereof, is about asking who counts – who is included in, and excluded from, ‘the sense of the community’ to which decorum appeals.
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11 weeks ago by aries1988

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