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Consulibus joke

Post 1

Adhemar

I believe there was a year in which one of the consuls had so little to say that people joked 'Caesare Caesare consulibus' - at least I think Caesar was the other consul. I could be wrong though. Does anybody know who the other powerless consul was?


Consulibus joke

Post 2

Norton II

I think it was Bibulus. Caesar's supporters pelted him with stones every time he left the house. Hence, he had very little opportunity to wield power.


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Post 3

Norton II

I think it was Bibulus. Caesar's supporters pelted him with stones every time he left the house. Hence, he had very little opportunity to wield power.


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Post 4

Blackberry Cat , if one wishes to remain an individual in the midst of the teeming multitudes, one must make oneself grotesque

After an incident early in his counsulship when Caesers supporters covered him in excrement Bibulus retired to his house for the remainder of the year to watch the skies
That is to say he recorded every possible evil omen he could find and declared every day Caeser had legislation passed on as inauspicious so that the conservatives had an excuse to repeal it when Caesers counselship was over


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