Days of the week have very little meaning to us weekend workers. While most of you were doing Saturday things today, I was dealing with all of this stuff. This is actually not so bad, now that I look at it again. At the time I took this picture, it seemed pretty significant.
Right now I’m reading Augustus, by John Williams. It is an epistolary novel, telling the story of Augustus Caesar’s rise to power. It is really interesting so far (I’m at about page 90), though I’m having a hard time with all of the long Roman names. Take, for example, Gaius Cilnius Maecenas. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Marcus Aemilius Lipidus. Marcus Junius Brutus. I just realized how many men named Marcus are in this book. it’s pretty absurd, actually, except these are actually real people. I’ll have more to say about Augustus on Tuesday, hopefully, but for now, enjoy counting how many animals are in that picture.
Have you ever seen The Emperor’s Club? It’s really inspiring on the subject of obscure Roman names and other details. And it was based on an incident that happened at my dad’s school in the ’60’s. I highly recommend it.