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Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:25 PM

Caligula declared war on the god Neptune.

According to Suetonius in his The Lives Of The Caesars.

Caligula was angry with Neptune, for reasons I won't go into but are suitably unhinged.

Caligula marched his legions to the shore at the English Channel, and told them to charge. He ordered them to cast their spears into the waves, and slash at the breakers with their swords.

Once he decided Neptune had been punished enough, he ordered his legionaries to plunder and loot King Neptune. The plunder was seashells the Roman soldiers collected in their helmets.

Suetonius wrote sadly about how the proud Roman legions had been reduced to clowning for a madman.

Modern historians have asserted that this story was an exaggeration, or an outright fabrication on the part of Suetonius.

But I believe there may be a great deal of truth to it...

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Reply Caligula declared war on the god Neptune. (Original post)
Aristus Sep 2020 OP
CatWoman Sep 2020 #1
dweller Sep 2020 #2
jimlup Sep 2020 #3
Celerity Sep 2020 #4
jimlup Sep 2020 #5

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:27 PM

1. I remember that scene from "I, Claudius"

and next to Trump, Caligula looks like a chess wizard.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:29 PM

2. those that don't learn from history

that's what debates are for, now ...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Sep 29, 2020, 11:49 PM

3. Trump will eventually become an historical artifact...

how fucking long until then!!!?????????????????

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Response to jimlup (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:04 AM

4. 50 years from now, when I am Trump's age, (I am almost exactly 50 years younger than him)

I truly hope he is spoken of with the same hate and disdain as Hitler is.


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Response to Celerity (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:05 AM

5. It will be close but

hopefully we can stop him before he kills 6 milliion. Maybe not. God help us!

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