Saturday, April 28, 2012

roman sarcasm

And when the emperor Vespasian knew he was dying, he told his sons wryly,
'I think I'm becoming divine.'
Cleopatra's Daughter Michelle Moran

All across the city of Pompeii, graffiti preserved ancient Roman sarcasm.

This was included at the back of the novel, part of the afterwords or historical notes or something. And it totally made my day!

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