Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Feb 23 04:15:55 PST 2009
On Feb 22, 2009, at 11:55 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote:
> On Feb 20, 2009, at 1:06 AM, Terry Decker wrote:
> But the historical equivalents of co-rulers and shared authority are
> so fascinating, especially when you don't have to live through the
> I'm sorry... did you use "live through the results" and "co-ruler" in
> the same sentence?
> BTW... you really ought to do something about that cough ;-).
> So, Adamantius, which historic co-autocrat were you quoting there?
> There are several files in the Florilegium that can solve that cough
> and your co-autocrat problem at the same time...
> Stefan (always helpful...)
I don't recall if it was Robert Graves' fictional Caligula who cured
his co-emperor's cough, or the BBC's, but there were repeated
references to Gemellus' cough, alleged to have been brought on by
eating too much pastry. The first references were kindly and
solicitous, subsequent versions more peeved, and finally a permanent
cure was implemented.
"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's
-- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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