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The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
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A scientist friend of mine, Dick Baublitz, was reading this 30-some yrs ago & he told me a bit about it & I was intrigued. I don't read much ancient history - just Petronius' "Satyricon" & some philosophy by Plato, Epictetus, & Marcus Aurelius - & maybe a few other things I'm forgetting.. ANYWAY, if I have a taste for the lurid, "The Twelve Caesers" can certainly satisfy it. Those were the days! I reckon that many a current-day political leader wishes they cd be EMPEROR - but at least then there was a strong enuf fear of the public so that a Caeser might commit suicide before being torn to shreds by the disaffected crowd.

I quoted Suetonius in the following text in my movie "Backwards Masking in Rocks":

About Caeser Tiberius, Roman historian Suetonius wrote: "Some aspects of his criminal obscenity are almost too vile to discuss, much less believe. Imagine training little boys, whom he called his 'minnows', to chase him while he went swimming and get between his legs to lick and nibble him. Or letting babies not yet weaned from their mother's breast
suck at his breast or groin - such a filthy old man he had become!" Might this not be an explanation for these "Mer people" & why they would've become petrified as Backwards Masking rock books?!
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November 17, 2008 – Shelved
November 17, 2008 – Shelved as: history

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