Saturday, August 09, 2008
CLEOBULUS- 1 of 7 sages. son of evagoras, distiguished by his strength + handsomeness? wisdom of sayings, riddles + poetry. 560ish bc. believed in educating females. father of cleobuline
CLEOMENES- 3 kings of sparta.
Cl 1- 1 of 2 joint kings. 519ish bc. led spartans on athens 510. established new constitution in Athi, expelled 7000 families, but made to leave athens. blah blah. became mad. would attack violently w/ his staff those who would come for an audience. placed in close confinement. killed himself by a knife.
Cl 3- last of the agiad line, succeeded in 240 bc. strong + determined. wanted to restore sparta, old constitution + discipline of lycurgus + destroy the achaean league. met aristomachus, 'the captain' of the league w/ force of 5000 against 25,000 at palantium, but the achaeans declined to fight. the next year he defeated them in battle at the feast of mt. lycaeum. also against the ephors in sparta. defeated them(the rich?) + set about reforms.
defeated by antigonus of macedonia at selasia (222).Cl went to egypt. committed suicide 219.
CLEOPATRA- name of several ptolemy princesses. best known, the daughter of ptolemy auletes. born 69 bc. father left her at 17, heir + throne w/ brother ptolemy, whose wife she was to be. a few years later, her bro,or her guardians deprived her of all royal authority. she withdrew to syria, there made plans to take back her authority by force. it was then that julius caesar followed ptolemy into egypt with plans to stay. soon cleo saw her chance + took pains to secure julius. caesar made war for her. ptolemy died and she took the thone w/younger bro to whome she was set to marry(custom), even as she was screwing julius. JC went back to rome +she followed w/ her younger bro, who she soon poisoned + she lived w/ julius. after is assassination, went back to egypt, but during the troubles in rome, she took the part antony, who she had earlier interested. when in cilicia, she went to visit him, in great splendor + he was soon enthralled, following her to egypt + lived there in profuse + wanton luxory. calling thmselves 'osirus + isis'. he did marry octavia, but he went back + he helped her in battle. $ + men + supplies. augustus took advantage of cleo's unpopularity in rome + he declar. when antony lost all cause, she made overtures to Oct in getting rid of antony. A did commit suicide, but her overtures to oct failed + instead of being taken a prisoner to rome, killed herself w/ an asp at 39. said to have spoken 7 languages. 3 kids by antony + maybe son by julius- caesarion.
CLEPSYDRA- 'waterclock' to limit speeches.
RANDOM PM OAXACAN CRITTER POST
i almost bid on this one. but sobody got this low end maria/jacobo angeles wolf.
i remember when personal shit wasn't reported. imagine if the same gnews had been around during JFK, heck Bush I. only got rumors of his piece on the side. of course LBJ was a total hound.
BUT THEY DIDN'T THINK THE SHEEPLE NEEDED TO KNOW. guess what. WE DON'T. just ridiculous.
i want the gnews channels GONE, unless it is like Cspan or NPR. how about we get 24 hours of BBC. the situation room, which i see on the daily show is obscene. gnews goes to vegas. like game shows. eternal jazz hands with the same old WHITE MALE talking heads.
THIS IS NOT ENLIGHTENMENT.
RANDOM OS 9 KITTY PORN
EEEK! the orange shag! were they here before we removed the hall rug?!? that orange rug was EVERYWHERE. livingroom, diningroom, middle hall, up the stairs to the 2nd floor. but, better than most shags. tho not as good as my grandma's black and white.
Law is a bottomless pit.
title of pamphlet 1712
John arbuthnot MD. 1667-1735
Labels: Law is a bottomless pit.
SATURN'S DAY SCHLITZ BLOGGING
a laburnum or as it was dubbed on the pattern, labornum. about 900 or so pieces. big mother and a wire bottom blegh. bitch to do the ring. and the bottom. SO many little yellow pieces! but, better than and cherry blossom! i accidently did a double exposure with my pentax, but it made a cooool picture. wish i had more like that,
Friday, August 08, 2008
RANDOM ESTATE SALE POST
WAWAtosa! ttreasure traders. but i guess the family didn't leave as much as expcted, but as it was a family house. more for house tour! still a bad girl. i spent $1.500 on 3 oid sherlock holmes books, 2 cookie cutters(rabbit + hobby horse), and 1 old wood dice.
house late 1800's shingle vitorian. walk in the big door. small, but high ceilings. grand lite, front parlor. piano area. with piano. VERY nice back screened porch. EEEEW the kitchen has been attacked by the 70's. NOOOoooooooooooooooooooo! back staircase and front fancy stairs. upstairs bunch of rooms. 2 bedrooms have sinks. fancy hardware but wood knobs. hmmm. no basement. no attic. door to little attic above the down staircase. how do you use that?
before i go to the book. i blogged ol benham and found 2 quotes of his.
By losing present time, we lose all time. and
when you see a snake, never mind where it came from.
FRIDAY ART BLOGGING
i was going out to auntie spring a few years ago and theyre's this one patch of willows and these reddish bushes in the field in front of them and i finally really noticed them. the sky came later again. as i was at my puter looking outside.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Cl 8- ippolito aldobrandini. 1592. reconciliation to the church of henry IV of france thru cardinal d' ossat. peace or vervins 1598. one blot. execution of giordano bruno. WIKI-dude was into mnemonic devices! burnt at the stake. inquisition shit.-d 1605.
Cl 9- guilio rospigliosi 1667 short time d 1669.
CL 10- emiio altieri. 1670 at 80. infirm, had nephew cardinal altieri do work d 1676.
Cl 11- giovanni francesco albani, 1700- d 1721, the bull unigenitus upset the french church, trouble til 1800's.
Cl 12- lorenzo corsini 1730-1740. 1st thing- trial + condemnation of cardinal coscia, guilty of malversation under his predecessor. nothing but note, might have been blind.
Cl 13- carlo renzonico, 1758. meek + affable, but church disturbed by perpetual contentions about parma. d. 1769. not without suspicion of poison.
Cl 14- giovanni ganganelli, best & most calamniated. b 1705, 1st a monk. pope 1769. blah blahd. 1774
ok, at the so-so estate sale on tues, the 20's quote book-PUTNAM'S COMPLETE BOOK OF QUOTATIONS-proverbs and household words.
a collection of quotations from british and american authors, with many thousands of proverbs , familiar phrases and sayings, from all sources, including hebrew, arabic, greek, latin, french, german, italian, spanish and other languages.
by w. gurney benham. f.s.a., f.r. hist. s.
luckily translations! 1926. not bartlett's! 1st section-british & american authors. lot of poetry. so taking that out unless i likes it. 880 pages of itty bitty print. this will be daily. 343 pages of index. who knows what i shall find!
The declaration that our people are hostile to a government made by themselves, and for themselves, and conducted by themselves, is an insult.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
RANDOM E BRITANNICA POST
CLEANTHES- stoic philosopher. 300ish bc. 1st a boxer. part marked by rev. frost or jack frost. he also originated a new theory as to the individual existance of the human soul; he held that the degree of its vitality after death depends on the degree of its vitality in life.
CLEMENT -POPES 14 of em.
Cl 1-Clemens Romanus. pope #4.
Cl 2-Suidger, saxon, bishop of banberg. chanceller to Henry III 1046-1047
Cl 3- Paulius scolari. 1187-1191. got henry II of england + philip augustus to go on 3rd crusade.
Cl 4- gui Foulques-1265-1268
Cl 5- bertrand de Goth- 1305-134. anti templar. known for nepotism, avarice, + cunning. 1st to assume the triple crown.
Cl 6-pierre Roger. 1342-1352. pardoned joanna, queen of naples for murdering her hubby. good pope.
Cl 7- Gulio de Medici. most unfortunate pope. son of guliano de medici, who was assinated. nephew of lorenzo + cousin of pope leo X. then helped get Adrien VI after leo dies. then Cl VII in 1523. had political ability, wily diplomatist, but too worldly for 1500's. timid.
constable bourban sacks rome + C VII forced to surrender. captive 6 months, but on leash + subserviant to the emperor. forced to deal harshly w/ lutherans + breach w/ england. died 1534. few virtues, few vices. HIS ADMINISTRATION AFFORDS A PROOF THAT AT EVENTUAL CRISIS OF THE WORLD'S HISTORY MEDIOCRITY OF CHARACTER IS MORE DISASTROUS THAN MEDIOCRITY OF TALENT!(georgee, mediocre of both!)
piic of this pope.
to be continued.
RANDOM ESTATE SALE POST
had to do it on the first day. a rather 'small' place off lake shore drive. hop skip and a small jump to the lake. heavy on the 'decorator look. color color color. kitchen redone and a wall removed. ok, the larger matt glass tiles were nice. mix of blues. but i never like redos much. at least not done in the 70's. i found a few things. and i found a 20's NOT BARTLETT'S quotation book. putnam's. set up like a dictionary.
but going in the hall was the best. the floor tiles had 'aztec' glyph tiles. and random colored ones. i wonder if the aztec ones are vintage. i want them!
YET AGAIN, the gnews-CNN web site has a big headline. Hamdan guilty. NO, NOT GUILTY of the most serious count you asshoiles. the government couldn't convict on that puppy, but oh no. you gotta make it look good for georgee. DIDn't you!
hope he gets time served and is sent on a plane home.
hey georgee. WHERE'S OSAMA?