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Io Saturnalia!

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:26 pm

L. Livius v. c. omnibus Quiritibus sal.

Every cultural tradition around the world seems to crave festivities at this time of year, when darkness seems on the verge of swallowing up everything. To all my fellow Romans, a happy and joyful Saturnalia, when wine, food, and gifts flow freely!

That being said, dear Quirites, we have important business before us! I therefore solemnly, auspiciously, and reverently summon the Comitia Saturnalicia to assemble! We are long overdue to elect our King of Chaos, the Rex Saturnalicius!

Since Saturnalia is marked by topsy-turvy social norms, I think it is only fitting that our dear former Tribune, who is attempting to retreat into private life, be raised to the highest Saturnalian office our Republic can bestow! To P. Sextius I give my endorsement—I can attest firsthand to his wily wit! :D

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AVE P. SEXTI LAEVE, REX SATVRNALICI!
We your humble subjects beseech your benevolence these Saturnalian days, O Rex!

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Fig. 1. Artist's rendition of P. Sextius Laevus begging to be left alone!

Valete optime!
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Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:43 pm

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Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:55 pm

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Re: Io Saturnalia!

Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:07 am

Having demonstrated his restraint under pressure, tact in diplomacy and excellence in oratory,
Rex Fatuorum Laevus appoints Camillus Arbitor of Taste.

(I would not dare draw what this brings to mind.)
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Re: Io Saturnalia!

Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:17 am

L. Livius P. Sextio regi omnibusque Quiritibus sal.

Quam regina asinina! :lol: Our king seems to share Caligula's discerning eye for his royal retinue! I hope the similarities end there, however ... history has shown that we Senecae fare poorly under Julio-Claudian types.

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Postby Lucius Livius Seneca » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:55 am

L. Livius P. Sextio regi sat. et omnibus Quiritibus sal.

P. Sextius Laevus, Rex Saturnalicius wrote:Rex Laevus commands Seneca to relate the fable of how Flaccus the Faun saved Saturnalia.

Having received this most solemn command from our august king, I am compelled to obey. Attached you will find the marvelous tale of Flaccus the Faun ... I hope it pleases his royal majesty and the people of Rome.

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Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:32 pm

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Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:00 pm

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Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:39 pm

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Postby Publius Sextius Laevus » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:20 pm

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