nydailynews.com nydailynews.com 19 Dec, 2020 10:30 am

Memo to the Ivies: Classical history matters

Memo to the Ivies: Classical history matters
The Ivy League’s woke revisionists are wrong. Classical history matters. A group called Decolonization at Brown is agitating for the removal of statues honoring Caesar Augustus and Marcus Aurelius, claiming they “celebrate ongoing colonialism in the United States and idealize white, Western civilization — both of which continue to cause harm at Brown today.”

A group called Decolonization at Brown is agitating for the removal of statues honoring Caesar Augustus and Marcus Aurelius, claiming they “celebrate ongoing colonialism in the United States and idealize white, Western civilization — both of which continue to cause harm at Brown today.” Both substantively and symbolically, the United States embraces the laws, virtues and ideals of that ancient Italian polity.E pluribus unum (“Out of many, one”) adorns the Great Seal of the United States of America on the U.” The man who would become Caesar Augustus was Octavius, a small-town Italian boy born in Rome and raised in Velletri.

” Most Read Caesar Augustus promulgated what Pliny called “Immensa Romanae pacis maiestas” — the boundless majesty of the Roman peace.Indeed, the Pax Romana endured for 200 years and introduced the rule of law, urban civilization, prosperity, hygiene, and the art of governance to far-flung peoples who’d known only privation and disorder.

Read full story at nydailynews.com