In times of Rome's urgent emergencies, retired legionaries dismissed from Rome's legions could be recalled from their peaceful state at home to serve once again behind their old standards. This militia, named the "Evocati" was controlled by each governor of the current province the soldier is located in. Paulinus used the Evocati to help him defeat Boudicca during her famed revolt in AD 60. Nero himself sent Evocati to Egypt in AD 66 for an invasion of Ethiopa that had to be aborted because of the Jewish revolt. Mucianus, governor of Syria, set off to Italy in AF 69 to threaten current emperor Vitellius with an army that included at least 13,000 Evocati from his province in Syria. Vitellius fielded Evocati from Britain and the Rhine when his army opposed Vespasian's legions. The Evocati were still in use and in existence up to around AD 230, in the time of Cassius Dio who quoted, "they constitute even now a special corps, and carry rods, like the centurions." He added, "However, I cannot give their exact numbers."
I'm thinking that once we hit 1600 I'm going to do a series. I'll let you guys vote!
#Repost @confessions_of_an_undertaker ・・・
Don’t forget Death Cafe Bristol is happening this Friday at 7pm at Cox and Baloney on Cheltenham road. All are welcome regardless of age or experience. You don’t have to work in the funeral or death care industry to attend a death cafe. Many people who attend are care workers, nurses, clergy or celebrants. Some do not work in any of those fields but just want to talk openly and honestly about death and dying. We are not there to sell you anything or push any type of agenda other than promoting an open forum about death and dying. Death cafe is not a counselling or support service but we can point people in the right direction of those services if anyone should need to use them? It is a great opportunity for like minded people to come together over tea and cake and talk about the kind of things you may not feel comfortable talking about elsewhere. Looking forward to seeing families and new faces. @bristolbloggers @bristol_life @coxandbaloney @deathcafe #death#deathcafe#coxandbaloney#bristol#deathcafebristol#deathcare#dying#funeral#funeralservice#tea#cake#forum#undertaker#confessionsofanundertaker
What makes life worthy, avoiding death or making the most out of the life in which you are given? To make the most out of life is to live authentic, and to follow your Spirit truly. That is to follow your heart, wherever it may lead you.
And do not fear death, for a single life well lived is better than living a thousand years as a sheep. #becomewhoyouare
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ❤️
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
To my husband, thank you for 25 years of pure, unconditional ❤️ love. You love me as God loves His church. I am truly blessed. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I love you. 😍 xoxo
Rest. In Peace In Me * The meaning of our lives is still unfolding. ~ Alice Walker*** after my writing intensive with @juliejordanscott I order a copy of ‘Cries of the Spirit’. My copy comes in the mail today. I open up to Alice Walker’s poem. *** A meaningful prayer and mantra to give voice to in between my writing time… **^Many of you know of our story. Surrogate mother gives birth. 30 years later she hears from her son on his maternal grandmother‘s birthday; they meet in person 9 months later and then, less than one month into that postpartum cancer wins. I’m looking for my copy of the Book of the Dead. Where is William’s Spirit, his Soul? Still hanging out in the ICU? Or is he in a grove of 🌲 hiking? On the island of Maui? Or on a sports field playing?
"Grips from the very first page" påstår @financialtimes på omslaget och det är bara att hålla med. Detta kammardrama suger med listigt enkla medel genast in mig i en tät dialog om själva tillvarons mening. "Black", i vars lägenhet vi befinner oss, är en enkel svart man från södern; from, godhjärtad och djupt troende, men med ett våldsamt förflutet och plågad av traumatiska fängelseminnen.
Han har räddat "White", en boksynt, gudlös professor med djupt pessimistisk filosofi, från att kasta sig framför pendeltåget "The Sunset Limited". I deras oväntade möte ställs livets frågor på sin yttersta spets, en kamp mellan tro och hopplöshet. Dialogen är ömsint och trovärdig, nervig och galghumoristisk och kan i sina bästa stunder påminna om en Beckettpjäs. En filosofisk-teologisk dialog som — trots fikapaus — under sina 143 sidor aldrig tappar styrfart.
Cormac McCarthys The Sunset Limited (@picadorbooks 2011, det amerikanska originalet utgavs av @randomhouse 2006) kallas "a novel in dramatic form" och bör, med sin rytmiska och klara engelska inte skrämma någon. Innehållet däremot stämmer till kompromisslös eftertanke och bister självrannsakan. •
Kosmoskatten tyckte dessutom boken var skön att stryka sig mot.
This #selfportrait is from a recent time when I was desperately seeking to become one with something greater--my best self. The dried sunflower in my mouth represents the death of my old self to make room for the growth of my new self. I have since learned that I will have many Springs until the inevitable arrival of my Winter. The journey to my best self is infinite. I will continue to Always Grow In Search Of Myself as I Go In Search Of Myself...💜