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Phong Huynh Extra Credit A special aired at 1:00 AM on 2/26/08 on the History Channel concerning military weapons. Caesar used “caltrops” to defeat Darius. It is essentially a tire spike that stopped horse drawn chariots. The fasces are still a symbol of power today! Fasces appear on either side of the American Flag behind the rostrum in the United States House of Representatives. The seal of the Senate. Note the crossed fasces at the bottom. "All roads lead to Rome" The origin of the expression lays in the Romans' well-deserved reputation for their construction skills. Their network of roads, all of which headed towards the capital city, meant that they literally did all lead to Rome. The expression came to have the connotation that no matter which way you chose to go, the outcome of something would be the same, with no one option being better than another. But you already know that, right, Mrs. Norman? I just thought it was interesting.
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Unformatted text preview: Phong Huynh Extra Credit Aqueducts in the United States o Espada Aqueduct- built 1735, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. o Quabbin Aqueduct- 24.6 miles long tunnel, in Massachusetts, United States. o Chicopee Valley Aqueduct- 13.1 miles long, in Massachusetts, United States. o Central Arizona Project Aqueduct o California Aqueduct- a 444 miles (approx. 714.5 kilometers) long combination of canals, pipelines and tunnels, United States. o Delaware Aqueduct- in New York State, United States - at 85 miles (137 km) long, (the world's longest continuous underground tunnel) o High Bridge- part of the former Croton Aqueduct, built in 1848, is the oldest surviving bridge in New York City. In the movie Gladiator , Maximus says, Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here? Jay-Z (hip-hop artist) uses this as an intro to his song What More Can I Say....
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2008 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Norman during the Spring '08 term at Troy.

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