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Roman augury

PROFESSOR: Senior political officials of the Roman state had to take auspices before any major political event like elections and before a battle. They would draw on the expertise of an augur from the College of Augurs. Membership of the College of Augurs was for life, with new members elected periodically. Two of the main… Read More »

Where Does the #Hashtag Symbol Come From?

Hashtags are used for everything from connecting people with like minded political views to grouping pictures of Pintrest fails. But after posting a slideshow of your dog’s birthday party with the caption #blessed, have you ever wondered: Where does that symbol come from? Whether it’s knowing what’s trending on Twitter or trying to remember impossibly… Read More »