Today's World & History from OSU's Origins

Today's World & History from OSU's Origins

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August 2014: Celebrating Roman Emperor Augustus

By Brendan McCarthy

Two thousand years ago this month, the most influential man in Roman history died. Augustus began his career by fomenting a civil war, forming a military junta, then violently eliminating any competition before fighting the other members of the junta. His triumph in this power struggle ended the competitive politics of Republican Rome and ushered in the Roman Empire… .

—> http://origins.osu.edu/milestones/august-2014-celebrating-roman-emperor-augustus

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New History Talk podcast: "The Terrors of Suicide Bombing"

Many consider suicide bombing an exclusively recent or even novel phenomenon, carried out by crazed individuals that defy all reason. But is this actually the case? When and why did suicide bombing begin? Are there similarities among Russian anarchists of the nineteenth century, kamikaze pilots, and today’s suicide bombers? How can the history inform policy decisions to try and prevent such acts? Join your hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy who interview guests Corbin Williamson, Jonathan Romaneski, and Jeffrey Lewis as they tackle these and other tough questions on the terrors of suicide bombing.

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