Sunday, 12 July 2015

The Daily Teaser — 12-7-2015: Julius Caesar.

Blimey, but I’m grateful to both be awake … 

And comparatively unscarred.

Especially when you consider last night — at work — we had a rather stroppy customer, in.

Although ‘rather’ is understating it.

We ended up with three police officer in the restaurant.

Count ’em: three … !

All of THIS, I should add, because someone felt I’d grabbed a fork the wrong way … and someone else felt the customer concerned should lay off the staff.

Personally … ?

I couldn’t help but think there was a certain element of ‘handbags at dawn.’

But know the glass in the front door is damaged … ?   Does put an edge on the situation … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* leaving us a comment, and Debbi† putting in her answers: with Debbi hitting her usual good form, with a ten out of ten score.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 12th July, 100 BC, saw the birth of Julius Caesar.   What was the name of the gens — the ancient Roman family — he belonged to?
Q2) In which city was he born?
Q3) Which high Roman political office did he hold, in the year of his death?
Q4) When WAS that year?
Q5) Who was Julius’ first wife?
Q6) Julius was a member of what’s called the First Triumvirate: a three man alliance who ruled Rome for roughly six years.   Name either of the other two men involved.
Q7) Famously, Julius won a series of military conflicts: in what the Romans called Gaul.   Gaul occupied territory in what’s now two European countries.   Name either.
Q8) Julius famously ignited the Roman Civil War, by crossing which Italian river: the Tiber, Rubicon or Po?
Q9) Julius introduced a reformed calendar: known as the Julian calendar in his honour.   It came into force in what we now call what year: 45BC, 44BC or 43BC?
Q10) Finally … who, by the time of his death, had Julius named as his sole heir?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th July saw the first US publication of To Kill A Mockingbird.   In which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1960.
Q2) Who’s the book’s author: Harper Lee, Stagger Lee or Lee Remick?
Q3) The story takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb.   Maycomb is in which US state?
A3) Alabama.
Q4) The story’s narrator is the six-year-old Jean Louise Finch.   Miss Finch is also known as what: Ranger, Scout or Ferret?
A4) Scout.
Q5) Who is her older brother?
A5) Jeremy Finch: better known as Jem.
Q6) Jean Louise and her brother are cared for by their father, Atticus: who is a local lawyer.   Who played Atticus in the film version of To Kill A Mockingbird?
Q7) More to the point, in which year was that film released?
A7) 1962.
Q8) One strand of the book’s plot follows a rape trial: one in which Atticus is defending an African American man, wrongfully accused of rape.   What was that man’s name?
A8) Tom Robinson.   (The case hinges on the bruising on the (alleged) victim.   The bruises are on the right hand side of her face: meaning she was attacked by a left hander.   Tom Robinson’s left arm is described as“hardly nothing,” as a result of a childhood accident.)
Q9) The children in To Kill A Mockingbird are fascinated by their neighbour, the reclusive Arthur Radley.   How is Arthur better known?
Q10) Finally … To Kill A Mockingbird’s sequel is due to be published, this year.   What’s the sequel called?
I’ll leave you with with this quote …
“Veni, vidi, vici.”

Julius Caesar.
And this march: inspired by the man, himself … 

Have a good day … 

*        Comfortable or otherwise, Olga, I think I’m going to have to put both books on my ‘To Read’ list.   It’s been years since I read To Kill A Mockingbird: and it always struck me as a beautiful read.   Any companion piece would be interesting to read, as well: although I know there was some talk of elder abuse, in Go Set a Watchman’s release.   Quite whether there’s any truth to the allegations, though … 

†        Sounds like Go Set a Watchman could be a good read, Debbi: although — as I‘ve mentioned to Olga — there’s been controversies.   And Imelda May DOES do a good one: I’m just wondering if she ever run across these guys … 


Debbi said...

The Stray Cats are great!

1. Julia
2. Rome
3. Dictator of the Roman Empire
4. 44 BC
5. Cornelia
6. Pompey
7. Italy
8. Rubicon
9. 45 BC
10. Augustus

Olga Nunez Miret said...

I believe you have the answers. I had to say I love both videos. The one of the march is quite fantastic...:)