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Atia amat omnes - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
Atia amat omnes
Rome is still excellent. I'm quite certain that there are historical inaccuracies I'm missing here, but I couldn't care less, it's that wonderful.

Highlights include:

- The brawling in the senate after Metellus Scipio's motion against Caesar (something amusing about old men fighting). And the adlocutio gesture he used when proposing the motion!
- Pullo giving Vorenus advice on women. They're like the ancient world's Odd Couple, only not.
- Atia deciding on who gets to kill who if the Pompeian supporters break in.
- The graffiti on the doors of Atia's house after the Pompeian supporters leave (ahahaha).

One of the classicists on my list might be able to tell me this: why does Cato wear a black toga? He's not in mourning to my knowledge at that time, so is there any other reason that he would be?

Current Mood: pleased pleased
Current Music: Sarah Brightman- Harem

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carolinebishop From: carolinebishop Date: September 27th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about the black, but Rome did get one historical oddity about Cato's dress right: he didn't wear a tunic because he thought it was too newfangled, so he was always walking around with part of his chest showing through his toga. But yeah, black...a little mystifying.
thecoweyed From: thecoweyed Date: September 27th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
He was probably in mourning for the 'good old days.' ;)

psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: September 27th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had the giggles over the graffiti too, and now baby brother thinks I'm even weirder than he'd previously suspected.
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