addams wrote:. . .
Caesar is not so bad. A fair salad dressing came of it.
Besides, it seems like a good name.
I forget. What was wrong with that man?
Caesar was hated and feared because he never lost an election, never gave up until he could win--and they feared he might become king if he wanted, and he seemed to want to. He was "dictator in perpetuity", and at his death had held that post for four years and counting. Including 46 BC, which lasted 15 months.
Part of the problem was that the politics at the time were so polarized--between the "Optimates" (think of the aristocrats) and the "Populars" (think the champions of the common folk) that the two sides could agree on almost nothing. Sound familiar?
Unfortunately, getting rid of Julius Caesar just reignited the Civil Wars that had been going on, more or less, on and off, for about 50 years until Caesar ended them. This new round of wars ended with Augustus taking over after 14 more years, and ending the Republic in all but name.
So you could argue it wasn't Caesar that was so bad--they got him before he could really make his program show in its full colors--but the situation, and the fallout.
See?! History is stupid!
It is gossip about people that have been dead for more than two thousand years.
Were you told about the Lead in the pipes? I was.
We may have been interested in different parts of history.
I liked the story about Lead in the pipes. One story said, The People were crazy from heavy metal poisoning.
Not only were they unable to process sensory data reliably, after a generation or two the people were Retarded from before birth.
That is the way some people tell The Fall of Rome. You don't have to like it. I do.
What a mess. Letters and books and old stories.
All roads lead to Rome? Sure. What did people that made it in and made it back out again say?
Those people are nuts? So, funny. I think of a small city full of Mad Hatters with none of the cleanliness Disney is famous for.
The Royals? You typed 15 years? There was no hand on the helm for fifteen years?
I have no idea. That is politics.
Walking into Rome on the day Caesar died would be a bad thing to do, if you can not walk back out, again.
Don't drink the water.
Rumor also has it that Rome was using enough water to keep the pipes flushed.
The lead pipes had nothing to do with The Fall of Rome.
Empires go up. Empires go down.
I like stories about Rome. I don't want to GO there.
I live in a world that is very different from the one Caesar lived in.
How could one person have an effect on an entire city? Back then. How?
Rumors? Bloody spectacles? Yuck. Life was cheep? Even Caesar's?
Maybe, I don't want to know.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.