In The Year 64 A D, What Happened?

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  1. Hal Pollner

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    "The Praetorian Guards are massing at the Citadel, Marcus...this bodes ill, I'm afraid."
     
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    Forget this post! It was stupid of me to put it in, knowing the intellectual interests of most of you.
     
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    Feeling a little bit grumpy today, @Hal Pollner ?

    As Ken has often mentioned, the best way to get responses to a thread is to write about your thoughts on the topic. Just writing a sentence, a quote, (or even worse, posting nothing but a link and a few words) is seldom going to get much of a response, if any.
    This is a discussion forum, so if you want a discussion, you have to actually discuss the topic yourself, not just write a title and short sentence.
    If it makes you feel better, you are not the only one who does this, and ends up with very few responses to their threads.
     
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    Well, that was pretty insulting of you, Hal.
     
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    Of course, since you mentioned it, the year does have some important history.

    For instance,
    The summer of 64 AD is important for the reason that a great fire broke out in Rome, when over 70 percent of the city was destroyed, as written by the historian Tacitus. Half of the over 1 million residents were made homeless, and most of them blamed the emperor, Nero.

    The rumor is that he set the fire himself so he could rebuild the city the way in a new style. Also, some say that since he hated Christianity, he blamed the Christians, and supposedly fiddled while the fire was raging.

    Also, some of the books of the New Testament, such as 1st Timothy and Hebrews were thought to have been written close or on this year.
     
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    I apologize to Yvonne, Mary, and all others who though I was too abrupt and insensitive...right after posting the thread, I felt like shat!

    I know I have posted interesting and popular threads in the past and I'll do it again, in spite of the back and knee pain that has been torturing me the past few days. I even had to stop dismantling the pool because of it!

    I had just finished watching "Quo Vadis", which inspired me to include a quote from the movie.

    Peter Ustinov played Emperor Nero, who played a Psaltery while Rome burned.
    Hal
     
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    ha ha tenor.gif
     
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    Somebody is watching too much Jeopardy.
     
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    "We're not worthy."
     
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    A funny thing happened on the way to the forum in LXIV Anno Domini.
     
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    ‘Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.
     
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    I don't disagree with that!

    Harold
     
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    “Happy is he who is able to learn the causes of such things” Virgil
     
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