Comments: 9
What, you mean two days wouldn't have been plenty? :D
BrokenTune 7 years ago
Well, in line with the old adage that a task will take just as long as there is time to do it, they did manage to pull it off somehow. It is followed by this, tho:

"The next morning Cicero wrote an account of the visit to Atticus: Strange that so onerous a guest should leave a memory not disagreeable. But once is enough. He is not the kind of person to whom one says, ‘Do drop round the next time you are in the neighbourhood.’"
No, though one wouldn't have had a choice whenever he invited himself again ...

Any mention whether Cicero used the Saturnalia license to comment on this (or other things) to Caesar's face? I mean, technically the role reversal thing *should* have applied to them, too, not only to the slave and master relationship, right?
BrokenTune 7 years ago
Not as such. The only thing that comes close is a discussion of Cicero's Disputations:

"He said that he had just read our Disputations and was full of compliments – “Except,” he said, “I have to tell you that I am the living refutation of your principal proposition.”
“And what is that?”
“You claim that one can only conquer one’s fear of death by living a good life. Well, according to your definition I have hardly done that, and yet I have no fear of dying. What is your answer?”
To which I replied that for a man with no fear of dying, he certainly travelled with a large bodyguard.’
‘Did he laugh?’
‘No he did not!"
Touché ...
Lillelara 7 years ago
I guess this will put a huge dent into Cicero´s wine cellar ;D.
BrokenTune 7 years ago
Into the whole region's, I would have thought.
Lillelara 7 years ago
Or possibly the whole of Italy.
BrokenTune 7 years ago