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  •  I'm reading the Penguin edition of (6+ / 0-)

    selected political speeches of Cicero. The four Catilinarian speeches directly preceeded this one in defense of Achias... though they are already translated thankfully. :)

    And in the mainframe environment we have multiple virtual lightbulbs so we'll swap out the burnt out one later in the month when we have some downtime scheduled. In the meantime things will continue to run just fine on the remaining lightbulbs.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:01:56 PM PST

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    •  The Catalinarian conspiracy (0+ / 0-)

      The one where Cicero called a state of emergency over something that, for the most part, seemed to be a big fat nothing.

      And allowed the counsul (Cicero) to assume emergency powers that he abused?

      Some things don't change, do they?

      Seriously, I love the Catalinarian speeches but my favorite Cicero speech is the Verres trial.

      When we go through really rough times here at Kos, I love picking up Cicero if for nothing else than to remind be that republics have already been there and done that and that there's nothing new under the sun.

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