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Atia amat omnes - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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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