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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Well, I find Cato's orations concerning Cataline still quite appropriate to inform modern times. (They made us memorize these back in school!)

    I'd begin at the beginning, with the first Catilinarian oration.
    Wasnt that Cicero?

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    Indeed, Cicero. Brain-to-keyboard interface failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Indeed, Cicero. Brain-to-keyboard interface failure.
    Keyboard delenda est!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Keyboard delenda est!
    Exactly the source of the problem. Both grumpy Roman orators, both names start with C, end with o, and rhyme.

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    "I have a message from the Green Hornet. Thanks for the editorial." ~ Kato (with a K)
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    "I have a message from the Green Hornet. Thanks for the editorial." ~ Kato (with a K)
    "Not now, Cato!"


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    This makes me think of Zuckerberg's Caesar style hairdo.

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    I'm not completely sure that I understand the meme's purpose - I'm sure many men and women think about the Roman Empire (Mary Beard is a salient example of a woman scholar who probably thinks about the Roman empire constantly).

    As for me, I read Seneca, so that's pretty Roman empire. Otherwise, I read about the Cynics, who are more Greek, but they were closer to the Roman Empire temporally than I will ever be. So, I admit I think about ancient Rome quite a bit.

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    It is more civilized to make fun of life than to bewail it.

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    Recently an “influencer” I check talked about how none of the men in her life think about Rome and things Roman because…they are Jewish (?)

    Were it not for this thread I would not understand what the hell she was talking about.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 10-4-23 at 10:14pm.
    I am not a serious person.

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