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Town Talk: Revisiting past Augusts and the man who gave the month its name





RERUNS OF AUGUST: On this day 2003 years ago, 40-year Roman emperor Augustus kissed his wife and said: “Live mindful of our wedlock, Livia, and farewell.” Then, abiding by a favourite utterance, he died “quicker than you can cook asparagus.” Known previously as Mensilis Sextilis, the month was renamed to honour Augustus who “found Rome […] read more >>>

Source:: Canada.com

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