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1) Respect
2) Love
3) Fear

Posted by Princess Caroline | February 27, 2007 2:38 PM

Mark Antony got his due from Octavian in a few years.

Posted by Andrew | February 27, 2007 2:43 PM

Seems like a poorly guised alternative to castration, to me.

Posted by johnny | February 27, 2007 2:46 PM

I think savage must have turned charles onto 'Rome'....

Posted by michael strangeways | February 27, 2007 2:53 PM

Ohh ROME totally ROCKS!! Don't want to spoil it for you all but Antony gets his butt defeated by Octavian (later known as Augustus) and Octavian becomes emperor. Also, of all the main characters, Octavian is the only one who dies in his sleep as an old man.

Posted by Andrew | February 27, 2007 2:57 PM

According to HBO's Rome, Titus Pullo slayed Cicero.

Posted by voodoo67 | February 27, 2007 2:59 PM

Read your first phrase back to yourself, voodoo, and then think again about quibbling.

Also, it's Fulvia, not Fluvia

Posted by latin nerd | February 27, 2007 3:15 PM

Charles: Would you ever carry a plaster hand around in your hand? Just curious. I think it's sweet and I wish I made it up. Can you give the pasta sause a stir?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | February 27, 2007 5:39 PM

what about the red hand of ulster?
a scotsman told me that story years ago - and i still can't shake the image of a man hurling his own severed hand onto the shore.

Posted by Stacy | February 27, 2007 6:17 PM

damn, Andrew just ruined the ending for me...I had no idea how this story turned out...

just teasin'

Posted by michael strangeways | February 28, 2007 9:31 AM

Antony and his then-wife Fulvia had plenty of reasons to hate Cicero:

Cicero had been behind the illegal execution of Antony's stepfather Lentulus,

Cicero had defended Milo after Milo had murdered Clodius, Fulvia's first husband, and had based his defence on the notion that murdering Clodius had been a good and honourable act (because, in Cicero's narrationm, Clodius was a uniquely depraved individual), and

Cicero (as approximately protrayed in ROME) had used his power within the senate to undermine Antony's legal position as consul and then proconsul - essentially abandoning every principle he had claimed to be defending during the Catilinarian conspiracy in 63-62 BC.

Cicero's murder was a revenge killing, not one done out of fear: there was no need to fear Cicero as if he'd been left alive under the triumverate he would have been as big a toadying sycophantic hypocrite as he had been under Caesar's dictatorship.

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