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(Phys Org2)   'Above, where seated in his tower, I saw Conquest depicted in his power. There was a sharpened sword above his head, That hung there by the thinnest simple thread.'   (phys.org) divider line
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2021-10-15 4:50:38 PM  
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2021-10-15 5:35:10 PM  
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2021-10-15 5:52:22 PM  
Hmmmm. 80:20 is not 1%. We've stratified even further.
 
2021-10-15 6:01:42 PM  
I never understood the name Conquest. Cicero was writing about Damocles talking to Dionysus the king.
 
2021-10-15 6:14:10 PM  
Rex sedet in vertice,
Caveat ruinam!
Nam sub axe legimus
Hecuba reginam!
 
2021-10-15 6:28:46 PM  

madgonad: I never understood the name Conquest. Cicero was writing about Damocles talking to Dionysus the king.


Well, it's from the The Canterbury Tales, the Knight's Tale, and he's talking about decorations on the Temple of Mars.  Conquest either probably refers to Bellona the goddess of War, Peace, and Conquest, or Victoria/Nike, Goddess of Victory.  Maybe Mars himself.  But Conquest makes sense because those who conquer are in line for being conquered.
 
2021-10-15 6:30:31 PM  

LrdPhoenix: madgonad: I never understood the name Conquest. Cicero was writing about Damocles talking to Dionysus the king.

Well, it's from the The Canterbury Tales, the Knight's Tale, and he's talking about decorations on the Temple of Mars.  Conquest either probably refers to Bellona the goddess of War, Peace, and Conquest, or Victoria/Nike, Goddess of Victory.  Maybe Mars himself.  But Conquest makes sense because those who conquer are in line for being conquered.


Now that I think about it, probably Mars himself since it says his power and his head.
 
2021-10-15 6:38:20 PM  

LrdPhoenix: LrdPhoenix: madgonad: I never understood the name Conquest. Cicero was writing about Damocles talking to Dionysus the king.

Well, it's from the The Canterbury Tales, the Knight's Tale, and he's talking about decorations on the Temple of Mars.  Conquest either probably refers to Bellona the goddess of War, Peace, and Conquest, or Victoria/Nike, Goddess of Victory.  Maybe Mars himself.  But Conquest makes sense because those who conquer are in line for being conquered.

Now that I think about it, probably Mars himself since it says his power and his head.


Thanks
 
2021-10-15 7:02:34 PM  
The thirteen year thing is really interesting.  I see a possible correlation - rarely has a political party held the White House for more than 12 years.

It could simply be that when you get in power for that long, you have used up all your good ideas, and are now scraping the barrel.  This pisses off your enemies, who have over the past decade come up with a lot of their own good ideas and want to implement them.   This creates a strong political force to remove people from power after about 12 years.

You can do it with an election, or you blood.  Luckily for us, we use elections.
 
2021-10-15 7:55:57 PM  
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - The Sword Of Damocles
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2021-10-15 10:57:49 PM  

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I want a mashup of this guy with technoviking.
 
2021-10-15 11:04:06 PM  
It could be an unending meme. Technoviking does his dance then holds up that warning finger as if to challenge. Then cut to a Soul Train dance or Carlton or Rick roll. I wish I could do that sort of thing. I'd be up all night.
 
2021-10-16 8:22:21 AM  

tarkin1: The thirteen year thing is really interesting.  I see a possible correlation - rarely has a political party held the White House for more than 12 years.

It could simply be that when you get in power for that long, you have used up all your good ideas, and are now scraping the barrel.  This pisses off your enemies, who have over the past decade come up with a lot of their own good ideas and want to implement them.   This creates a strong political force to remove people from power after about 12 years.

You can do it with an election, or you blood.  Luckily for us, we use elections.


I was thinking that thirteen years pretty much allowed a new generation of military to come to influence and the old commanders to lose their influence. Control over legions was a major factor in taking the crown, at least in the west.
 
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