Tras haber creado mi anterior blog cecilmundo varias personas, muchos de ellos mis alumnos, me sugirieron que creara una secciòn dentro de cecilmundo para publicar mis obras de docencia de idiomas. Dado que la cantidad de documentos de explicaciones, ejercicios y exàmenes de inglès son muy numerosos porque tengo màs de 30 años del ejercicio de la docencia, preferì estrenar blog con mis alumnos a como ellos realmente merecen. En este blog planetcecil no solo iràn mis documentos didàcticos de inglès, sino tambièn la producciòn literaria de varios alumnos que se destacan en las letras. Tambièn darè oportunidad a aquellos que tienen excelentes obras pero que no han logrado publicarlas ya que en mi paìs Nicaragua todo se mueve por la marrana polìtica, y si una no pertenece a determinado partido no verà jamàs publicado su opus. Tambièn tenemos la desgracia de contar con seudoeditores quienes al no conocer verdaderamente de literatura se convierten en mercenarios de la imprenta solo para llenarse ellos mismo de dinero y fama a costillas de los escritores. Todos aquellos que deseen participar en este blog, denlo de antemano por suyo. Aunque lleve mi nombre en un arranque de egolatrìa, yo soy sencillamente vuestra servidora.Cecilia

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sábado, 27 de julio de 2013

ULPIANO KOLA KOLA Y SUS SAUDADES DE ROMA

ROME QUIZ. DR. CECILIA LEVALLOIS H.
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-. ´This beautiful and cruel woman  was a Roman Empress as the second wife of the Emperor Nero. Prior to this she was the wife of the future Emperor Otho. The historians of antiquity describe her as a beautiful woman who used intrigues to become empress.She had been several times married when Nero fell in love with her. She intrigued to have Octaviana, Nero`s first wife, decapitated so she could marry him. She bore Nero a child, and when she was pregnant for a second time, she had a brawl with her husband due to his infidelities, so he kicked her in her stomach and killed both her and the baby. Nero went into deep mourning. Her body was not cremated, it was stuffed with spices, embalmed and put in the Mausoleum of Augustus. She was given a state funeral. Nero praised her during the funeral eulogy and gave her divine honors. After that in 67, Nero ordered a young freedman, Sporus, to be castrated and then married him; according to Dion Cassius, Sporus bore an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, and Nero even called him by his dead wife’s name.___________________
This philanderer, brawler and charlatan  was a Roman politician and general. As a military commander and administrator, he was an important supporter and loyal friend of his mother's cousin Julius Caesar. After Caesar's assassination, this general  formed an official political alliance with Octavian (the future Augustus) and Lepidus, known to historians today as the Second Triumvirate. The triumvirate broke up in 33 BC. Disagreement between Octavian and Antony erupted into civil war, the Final War of the Roman Republic, in 31 BC. This bonvivant and his lover the Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII  was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium, and in a brief land battle at Alexandria. He and his lover Cleopatra committed suicide shortly thereafter. His career and defeat are significant in Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire._____________________


 Roman jurist of Tyrian ancestry. He wrote his best known works  between AD 211 and 222. Perverted teenaged emperor Elagabalus (also known as Heliogabalus) banished him from Rome, but on the accession of Alexander (222) he was reinstated, and finally became the emperor's chief adviser and praefectus praetorio. This man was murdered in the palace, in the course of a riot between the soldiers and the mob, while others say he was dismounted from a horse and this caused his death as he hit the floor. _____________________
First bearded emperor of Rome, of Spanish origin. He built a wall in Britannia and deified his favorite Antinoo after the fellow drowned. He was a good administrator, traveled a lot and died of dropsy without leaving any heir. He promoted animal sacrifices through his bloody circus ___________________________.
Born in spring in Spain, he was a crowned philosopher. He had a promiscuous wife named Faustina, a white cat named Luna and he wrote a great book of stoic philosophical thoughts,Meditations. He fought in the Marcommanic Wars against Germanic tribes.________________
 Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.  This man was one of the most viciously and doggedly hunted among the proscribed. He was caught December 7, 43 BC leaving his villa in Formiae .]According to Plutarch, Herennius first slew him, then cut off his head. On  Marc Antony's instructions his hands, which had penned the Philippics against  Marc Antony, were cut off as well; these were nailed along with his head on the Rostra in the Forum Romanum according to the tradition of Marius and Sulla, both of whom had displayed the heads of their enemies in the Forum. According to Cassius Dio, Marc Antony's wife Fulvia took  the dead man´s  head, pulled out his tongue, and jabbed it repeatedly with her hairpin in final revenge against the guy´s  power of speech. ______________________
Son of Agrippina, Claudius´last wife, he was an Ahenobarba)golden beard). He loved music,sports,acting and being a show off. He set fire to Christians, ate grapes and played the lute while Roma burned, always demanded that he win any artistic pageant, killed his first wife by decapitation and his second one by kicking her in the pregnant belly. He married a eunuch and was the most corrupt of emperors.He was forced to commit suicide ._______________
Handsome and deranged, he came in a set of twins but his brother died. Son of Faustina and a gladiator, he was loved to distraction by Emperor Marcus Aurelius, so when this monarch died this man became emperor. He was killed in a bathtub by an athlete hired for the job by his lover Claudia Acte, who feared him after reading a list of people to be murdered(she was at the top of the list)._________________________________.
Brave and beautiful queen of the Iceni who refused to let  Suetonius Paulinus grab control of her territory. Widow of traitor king Prasutagus, both her daughters were raped by the Romans. She led a revolt against the Romans and almost defeated them, but she took poison so they would not capture her alive. ___________________
Spanish philosopher who was emperor Nero´s tutor, he was also a statesman, dramatist and humorist. He was blamed for a conspiracy to oust Nero, therefore his former pupil ordered him to commit suicide. Tacitus gives an account of the suicide, According to it, Nero ordered the philospher´s wife to be saved, for she wanted to follow him onto death. Her wounds were bound up and she made no further attempt to kill herself. As for Seneca himself, his age and diet were blamed for slow loss of blood, and extended pain rather than a quick death; taking poison was also not fatal. After dictating his last words to a scribe, and with a circle of friends attending him in his home, he immersed himself in a warm bath, which was expected to speed blood flow and ease his pain. _______________
 Roman Emperor for eight months, from 16 April to 22 December 69.This man  was acclaimed emperor following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho, in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. As a teenager, he had been one of Tiberius`pleasure boys. Twice married, he had two kids. War ensued, leading to a crushing defeat for this emperor at the Second Battle of Bedriacum in northern Italy. Once he realised his support was wavering, this fat man prepared to abdicate in favour of Vespasian, but was executed in Rome by Vespasian's soldiers on 22 December 69,while still hiding and gobbling on a piece of ham, and then thrown into the Tiber River. The head was cut off from his fat body, his son and brother were also slain.__________________
Very sweet and useful, this emperor was beloved not only by his Jewish paramour Princess Berenice, but also by the populace. He finished work on the Colosseum, and helped the population of the cities of Pompey and Herculanum, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. He had been, as a young man, a great military commander. He died  from fevers, probably poisoned by his younger brother Domitian._______________
 Flavian Amphitheatre  is  in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, built of concrete and stone. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus,It is also depicted on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin. About 200 cats live in the re, and they are rather happy and healthy.Among their benefactors figures Pope Benedict XVIth.___________


One of the greatest strategists in military history, son of Hamilcar Barca[82 was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. He used war elephants to fight against Rome, yet most of them became popsicles in the crossing of the Alps. Married to Emilce, he committed suicide before the Romans could catch him alive. In  his first few years in Italy, he won three dramatic victories—Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae, in which he distinguished himself for his ability to determine his and his opponent's strengths and weaknesses, and to play the battle to his strengths and the enemy's weaknesses—and won over many allies of Rome. He occupied much of Italy for 15 years, but a Roman counter-invasion of North Africa forced him to return to Carthage, where he was decisively defeated by Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama _____ Beautiful, gentle and wise steed,his name is a Latin adjective meaning "swift" or "at full gallop". According to Suetonius's Lives of the Twelve Caesars (121 ADthis creature had a stable of marble, with an ivory manger, purple blankets, and a collar of precious stones. Dio Cassius has indicated that the horse was attended to by servants, and was fed oats mixed with gold flake. Suetonius also wrote that it was said that Caligula made hims a consul, and that the horse would "invite" dignitaries to dine with him in a house outfitted with servants there to entertain such events.______________
First emperor of Rome, grandnephew of Julius Caesar. Small and sickly, nevertheless he had 3 successive wives. Together with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus, he formed the Second Triumvirate to defeat the assassins of Caesar. Following their victory at Phillipi, the Triumvirate divided the Roman Republic among themselves and ruled as military dictators] The Triumvirate was eventually torn apart under the competing ambitions of its members: Lepidus was driven into exile and stripped of his position, and Antony committed suicide following his defeat at the Battle of Actium by Augustus in 31 BC By law, Augustus held a collection of powers granted to him for life by the Senate, including supreme military command, and those of tribune and censor. It took several years for Augustus to develop the framework within which a formally republican state could be led under his sole rule His reign initiated an era of relative peace known as the Pax .He  died in 14 AD at the age of 75. He may have died from natural causes, but some rumors said his last wife did away with him.___________________________
This bard  was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him .He s traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets. His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day. Modeled after Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and arrive on the shores of Italy—in Roman mythology the founding act of Rome. ´____________
 Greatest authority on Etruscan history, half lame, ugly and wise, had several wives and got killed by the last one.Was succeded by Nero.________________ references.
with Virgil and Horace, this man is considered a great bard of ancient Rome Thrice married, twice divorced, this man had an affaire with Augustus´only daughter, which landed him in exile. __________
_ Took his name from the fact he wore military boots since he was a kid. His last wife gave him a daughter who was killed on the same day he got stabbed to death in his noble parts  by the Praetorian Guards, he was crazy and perverse and had named his own horse Incitatus as consul  First Roman emperor to de assassinated. Giveth them fun at the circus, not bread at the table, said ____________________





Founder of the Flavian dynasty, he adopted Jewish historian Flavius Josephus as his own son. Of peasant stock, he was hardworking, fair, modest, jovial and  a friend of the press, laid taxes on urinals and began building the Colosseum. He died by the trots  yet standing up to honor his people. I am becoming a god, were his last words. He was succeeded by his first- born Titus. First Roman emperor to be succeeded directly by his own son._______________________________
 was a Roman empress as the third wife of the Emperor Claudius. She was also a paternal cousin of the Emperor Nero, second cousin of the Emperor Caligula, and great-grandniece of the Emperor Augustus. A powerful and influential woman with a reputation for promiscuity, she conspired against her husband and was executed  on his orders when the plot was discovered._______________________.
She was a wonderful she -wolf who raised the twins who founded Rome. _____________, ____________ .



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