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Roman Super Sport
During this year's Super Bowl, you may hear TV announcers talk of "gridiron gladiators." Now, maybe the supersized, superfast, superrich athletes who struggle in the Super Bowl do look a little gladiatorial. But there's a super difference: the Roman gladiator frequently paid for defeat with his life.First BloodThe Romans believed they inherited the idea of gladiatorial contests from the Etruscans, who dominated Italy before Rome's rise. There is, however, no archaeological evidence that the Etruscans did any such thing.On the other hand, the Roman origin of the gladiator--from the Latin gladius, or "sword"--is well documented. In 264 BC, the sons of Junius Brutus Pera honored their father at his funeral by holding a contest featuring three pairs of gladiators.
The Bacterial Zoo on You It may even include "Staphylococcus aureus"Friends, your skin is your largest organ, the boundary between you and the world, and a key part of what makes you who you are. But, despite what you may think, you're not the only one who lives in it.
7 Wonders of the World Can you name them all? Can you vote on new ones?Only one of the "Seven Wonders of the World" still exists: Egypt's Pyramids at Giza. The other ancient wonders are long gone, their glories all broken by the Earth and lost to time.Now, Egyptian officials seem worried about losing their wonder, too. Not because the pyramids are in danger of crumbling--they've stood tall for 46 centuries--but because there's a move afoot to name the "New Seven Wonders" of the world, and the pyramids are only one of 21 finalists being put to a worldwide web vote.
Can sixth form preparation reduce university drop-out rates? Preparing students for undergraduate life can help them to make the most of university and achieve long term life goals argues Dr Christine Fanthome.Reasons for dropping-outThe annual performance indicators (PIs) published on 22 September 2005 revealed that 7.8% of young entrants to full-time first degree courses in 02/03 were no longer in higher education after a year. This marked a rise from 7.3% in 01/02.
Leading a team In this first of a short series on leadership Julie Jennings, an experienced teacher and educational consultant, looks at what it takes to be a leader.‘One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.’(Helen Keller, quoted in Vos, J, and Dryden,G [1999] The Learning Revolution, p368 )If you are a member of a team, what is it that so often creates the impetus for that impulse to soar? The desire to give of your best? Yes, the leader - in this context, you.

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