Classics Calendar for January 3

Clint Eastwood as the "Man with No Name" in The Good,
the Bad and the Ugly
, the last film in Sergio
Dollars Trilogy of "Spaghetti Westerns"

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Cicero (106 BCE; died December 7, 43 BCE) Roman orator, author, and letter-writer who wrote these orations: In Verrem (Against Verres; In Catilinam (Catiline Orations) I-IV; Philippicae (Philippics); and philosophical works: De Oratore (On the Orator); De Re Publica (On the Commonwealth); De Legibus (On the Laws); De Finibus (On the Ends of Good and Evil); De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods); De Officiis (On Obligations)

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892; died September 2, 1973) English author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Sergio Leone (1929; died April 30, 1989) Italian filmmaker; the Dollars trilogy (A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly); Once Upon a Time in the West; Once Upon a Time in America

Bonus Classic

Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1328) German theologian, philosopher and mystic; sermons and other theological writings

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