January 28, 2005

Another Light Posting Notice

I'm sorry, friends, but I still feel like hell today. In addition to the very sore throat and hacking cough, I've got a pretty wicked headache this morning. (Although that might have as much to do with getting the kids out the door for school as anything else.)

So I think it's back to my combination of dozing and Livy. (If you want to know, the Carthaginians have finally been cleaned out of Sicily and Spain and Scipio is just about to tell the Senate why it's better for him to take the war to Africa than to squash Hannibal's remaining forces in Italian Bruttium.)

Yip! at you later.

UPDATE: Spoiler - Rome wins. By the way, for all you C.S. Lewis fans out there, did you know that Narnia was the name of a Roman colony in Umbria? I'm sure Lewis, with a Classical education, would have known that. I can't imagine that there is any particular meaning in his use of the name, but he might have pinched it from his Classical knowledge simply because he liked the sound of it. Anybody know anything more about this?

Posted by Robert at January 28, 2005 08:44 AM

But tell me, General, do you have a plan for the reconstruction of Carthage? Or are we going to win the war and lose the peace?

(Scipio hands over scroll)

Ah. But tell me, General, who has the contract for all of this salt? Let me guess. Aha! A no-bid contract to Hallibvrton.

Posted by: The Colossus at January 28, 2005 09:58 AM
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