Thursday, July 30, 2009

Random History

Interesting History Fact (can you really ever say anything is a fact?)

There was a Roman Emperor of African descent named Septimus Severus. He rose to power with the help of Marcus Aurelius and then later Commodus... (yeah the dudes from the Gladiator movie.. well sort of)... He then eventually achieved the highest rank in the Roman Empire... Emperor... through utilization of his Legions and military prowess.... This oddly reminds me of a Barack Obama scenario... sort of... a minority dude ascending to power in the strongest nation of its time... interesting...

Here is an image of Severus from wikipedia

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