GREAT BRITAIN: Jus, Imperium, Pax

In a driving rain, at Britain's seacoast town of Deal, the Mayor and a handful of raincoated freemen gathered to pay solemn tribute to a conqueror. The occasion : the unveiling of a memorial tablet to Julius Caesar on the 2,000th anniversary of his invasion.

The London Times also delivered itself of some occasional thoughts: "Britain, as much as any nation of the modern world, has learned the Roman lesson and followed in the Roman path. It may be fanciful to imagine that any afflatus of high statesmanship passed from Caesar to his noble and valiant adversary Cassivellaunus, or that by...

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