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Afton Livianis has not received any gifts yet
Cum traheret Priscus, traheret certamina Verus,
esset et aequalis Mars utriusque diu,
missio saepe uiris magno clamore petita est;
sed Caesar legi paruit ipse suae; —
lex erat, ad digitum posita concurrere parma: —
quod licuit, lances donaque saepe dedit.
Inuentus tamen est finis discriminis aequi:
pugnauere pares, subcubuere pares.
Misit utrique rudes et palmas Caesar utrique:
hoc pretium uirtus ingeniosa tulit.
Contigit hoc nullo nisi te sub principe, Caesar:
cum duo pugnarent, uictor uterque fuit.
Martial, Liber de Spectaculis, XXIX
(As Priscus and Verus each lengthened the contest,
And for a long time the battle was equal on each side,
Repeatedly loud shouts petitioned for the men to be released;
But Caesar followed his own law; —
It was the law to fight without shield until a finger was raised: —
He did what was allowed, often gave dishes and gifts.
But an end was found to the equal division:
Equals to fight, equals to yield.
Caesar sent wooden swords to both and palms to both:
Thus skillful courage received its prize.
This took place under no prince except you, Caesar:
When two fought, both were the victor.)
Thus were the exception and most assuredly not the rule, above anything else I might possibly have knowledge of, I can attest to such fallacy and fiction from personal experience. Ally fought ally as we were repeatedly forced to do for the pleasure and entertainment of audiences in the Roman Empire as they chose to be addressed. In the end neither became victor for as one would die the other would be forced to fight on until he too perished for the audience’s pleasure. Such were the lies of men.
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Posted on January 2, 2017 at 6:18pm — 1 Comment
I suppose you would like me to regale you with the history of who I am or what I can do, although what business it is of yours still remains to be seen. Since I feel my past is not of your concern, I shall instead tell you what I wish you to know. I guess it cannot hurt to enlighten you, though probably a waste of my time as your kind tends to forget more than they remember. Chelsea and I have recently returned from an extended trip to the land of my childhood, what is now known as Romania.…Continue
Posted on November 15, 2015 at 11:39am — 1 Comment