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By Amy Phillips Penn

A tribute to mythical restaurateur Elaine Kaufman and her popular ny artistic melting pot.

Elaine’s was once a world-famous ny eating place that turned domestic to writers and celebrities. proprietor Elaine Kaufman was once recognized to be “New York feisty,” arguable, frequently impolite, continually blunt, with the flare of Gertrude Stein and Dorothy Parker.

Elaine used to be hugely revered and in addition often feared, and Elaine’s the eating place got the public’s love and compliment time and time back. Woody Allen held a typical desk there, and Elaine’s was once even featured in Allen’s 'Manhattan' and Billy Joel’s tune “Big Shot.” during the years, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and numerous celebrities, politicians, socialites, deepest eyes, athletes, artists, and the most important names in Hollywood grew to become Elaine’s regulars.

Most emphatically, Elaine’s raison d’être used to be to nourish “starving writers” with encouragement, introductions to Pulitzer Prize winners, and unfastened foodstuff and alcohol. those suffering authors answered to Elaine’s help with profound gratitude.

Elaine passed on to the great beyond in 2010, forcing the eating place supervisor to shut store almost immediately after. “There is not any Elaine’s with out Elaine,” she decreed. despite the fact that, the thoughts stay and are recalled via a number of Elaine’s regulars during this relocating, generally a laugh, selection of own essays.

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21 There can be little doubt that such stories, handed down as popular lore from generation to generation, would have influenced attitudes about the deaths of Augustus and Claudius who, it was assumed, had similarly to make way for Livia’s son Tiberius and Agrippina’s son Nero. While it is clear that throughout Roman history a number of women had in one particular or another anticipated Agrippina, it was not until the final century of the republic that a real prototype for the powerful political woman emerged.

Despite a traditional antipathy towards the notion of kingship, Romans did make considerable allowance for the principle of heredity in public life. Throughout their history certain family names had constantly reappeared in the record, the Claudii, the Aemilii, the Cornelii and others, families that had almost reserved for themselves the consulate, whose sons, for all intents and purposes, would eventually succeed their fathers in office. Powerful families that did not have male issue would have recourse to adoption to create an artificial male line.

She did have a sister. Unfortunately, Julia the Younger chose to follow in their mother Julia’s footsteps, which not unexpectedly also led to her mother’s fate. 33 Julia the Younger was married to Lucius Aemilius Paullus, consul in AD 1 and they produced a daughter Aemilia Lepida but beyond this we know very little of her earlier life, apart from Pliny’s remark that Julia owned the largest house in Rome and the smallest dwarf. Tacitus informs us that she was convicted of adultery (in AD 8) and exiled to Trimerus off the Apulian coast, where she was sustained by allowances from Livia until her death twenty years later.

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