GOD ONLY KNOWS

ALONE TOGETHER People have never felt so alone. This fact appears to be incongruent with the juggernaut that is social media which claims to keep us more connected than ever. In creating our carefully curated social media profiles, we further isolate ourselves from those around us. Lunchtime becomes a competition to see who can get the best photo and use the best filter. Rather than … Continue reading GOD ONLY KNOWS

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

There is something almost magical about the last words of a person. We even imagine what our last words may be before our passing, hoping to convey some sort of significance or final message to the world. Everybody falls into a hushed reverence at the mention of the last words of a person, eager to listen to any final pieces of wisdom they will speak … Continue reading FAMOUS LAST WORDS

AUGUSTUS: GODS AMONG US

THE EMPEROR In 44 BC Octavian marched on the last true world empire, Rome, demanding that they give him the role of consul. Octavian, the heir of Julius Caesar was known from the year 27 BC as Augustus. This was a title conferred on him by the senate meaning ‘revered one’, granting Augustus godlike status. Augustus would eventually become the first and arguably the greatest … Continue reading AUGUSTUS: GODS AMONG US