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If you know yer history.............

In the 1st Century The Roman Emperor Caligula began to refer to himself as a living god with divine powers and he claimed visions beyond those of mere mortals. He even promoted the idea that sea-shells were Neptune’s treasure and he had chest-loads of shells shipped from the coast of France back to Rome to show off his newly acquired 'wealth'.
Becoming more isolated he took steps to appoint his favourite horse Incitatus as a Senator with the implication that a horse could easily perform the complex duties required of a Roman politician with the added bonus that Incitatus would be totally amenable to his wishes (rather than the Senate who had been in open revolt against him).

Just saying...................

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    No, I don't see the parallel - we have 'squirrel face', not 'horse face'.
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    We could make a film. I've a couple of suggestions for the lead roles............
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    edited February 2016
    I've seen "I Clavdivs"!, and Roland looks nothing like John Hurt!.
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    Yeah and in the end he got stabbed in the streets around the Forum... So take your knifes to the next home game Charlton fans
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    edited February 2016
    Halix said:

    I've seen "I Clavdivs"!, and Roland looks nothing like John Hurt!.

    And in addition I think Claudius acted more rationally, and was more popular.
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    It's enough to make heart go whooooooooah
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    What have the Romans ever done for us ?
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    What have the Romans ever done for us ?

    They built the road from Dover to Londinium and so provided me with a great top-deck bus ride from Welling straight over the top of Shooters Hill (no probs) for every home game in the MCMLXs.

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    Play up Pompei ?
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    bc_addick said:

    Play up Pompei ?

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    From Wiki:

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    Douche didn't even wait six months to sack CP.
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    There's more than a suggestion that Little Boots was not, as Suetonius (who would have felt right at home working for any of the tabloids, digging up scandals) painted him, actually mad, rather that he was the victim of a bad press....

    The argument, that he wasn't crazy goes along the lines of something like this:

    The sea-shell thing was a direct rebuke to his legions, who were demanding a Triumph for an abortive campaign, and associated bonus, without actually having conquered anything (the previous benchmark for such things) - the equivalent of bankers getting fat bonuses for losing money, which would never happen.

    The horse being made a Senator was, similarly, an insult to the Senate for playing silly buggers politically.

    Unfortunately for Caligula, neither the army nor the Senate were particularly forgiving, though very willing to bury the hatchet (or at least the dagger/sword)...


    The Shareholder, on the other hand, is a f***wit.

    N.B. I know that I am using a very technical term, and I apologise in advance if anyone might have difficulties grasping the concept, having gazed in both sympathy and horror at the poor, broken creature shown on the OS last week. It's so sad to see one of the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz reduced to such a state in his dotage (though it does explain the relationship with KM).


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    He liked a Glory Hole by all accounts.
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