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I have spent the past few days reading Seneca the Elder's reports of various declaimers and their speeches. So many sons disowned by parents and becoming pirates and then saving their fathers and being reinstated as heirs and then the same fathers being accused of insanity by other sons! It's like the entire Roman world was obsessed by pirates and their potential for disowned sons. Clearly they were the go to place if you were chucked out of home. I wonder if they had ads in the forum: 'Disinherited? Have you thought about piracy? All the parrots and arrghing you could want! Send a papyrus roll to Marcus the One-eyed. No time-wasters, please!'

There's also a lot of virgins and heroes with their hands cut off asking their sons to kill their mothers who are having affairs. School must have been awesome back then. Apart from your teachers mocking you when you made an inappropriate comment.

Date: 2011-07-01 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenlev.livejournal.com
Heeee! well said. :)

Date: 2011-07-02 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It makes me sad this option is not open any longer.

Date: 2011-07-02 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenlev.livejournal.com
Perhaps, somewhere it is? ;)

Date: 2011-07-01 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookiesworld17.livejournal.com
Thanks for the laugh - I mean history lesson. Those early pirates probably thought being a pirate meant they got to look like Johnny Depp.
And Happy Canada Day! Have a red and white beer on me!

Date: 2011-07-02 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Happy Canada Day! Hope you're not working.

Date: 2011-07-02 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oxymoron67.livejournal.com
Really, who doesn't want to be a pirate?

Or perhaps I should say...

Arrrgh, matey, all ye lubbers be wantin' the pirate life. Arrrgh!

Date: 2011-07-04 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I imagine all of Rome secretly longing to be pirates and sail the high seas. And then saving their lunatic parents. All while going 'arrrgh, matey!' But in Latin.

Date: 2011-07-02 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nutmeg3.livejournal.com
Oh, ancient Rome, never change. :-)

Date: 2011-07-04 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
The Romans were always reliably crazy.

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