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Wedding gown bodice, circa 1836. The Ohio State Historic Costume & Textiles Collection

Why do brides wear white?

The tradition of a bride garbed in white weaves through two thousand years of history, influenced by the Romans – and Queen Victoria.
Marc Antony, left, offers Julius Caesar a crown; Caesar refuses. Bettman/Getty Images

Julius Caesar refused to be crowned king

With much public discussion of President Donald Trump as, potentially, a king, a scholar of Roman history and rhetoric sees 2,000-year-old parallels.
U.S. President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Topeka, Kan., Oct. 6, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

From Caesar to Trump: Immunity is a hard thing to give up

US law says the president can't be indicted, an echo of ancient Roman law. The efforts Roman leader Julius Caesar made to maintain his immunity is a cautionary tale for America's political system.

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