- Cicero, Against Verres I
Against Verres I isn't so much against Verres as it appears to be against the rampant corruption of the Roman courts.
Some "History of Ancient Rome" music for interested audiences...
|Bust of Sulla (Wikipedia.) It was under Sulla's dictatorship that Cicero first gained prominence as an orator. Cicero lived during a particularly turbulent time in Rome.|
|Sarcastic mathematician v. Tyrannosaurus rex: it doesn't take Freud to figure out why I think this is cool .|
|Leonardo da Vinci's helicopter. Although in many ways a brilliant design, da Vinci's helicopter would not work because it lacks a second, antitorque rotor. The antitorque rotor applies an opposing force to the torque created by the rotor which provides lift.|
|René Magritte's "The Son of Man"|