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I AM FREE by Jacques-Noir I AM FREE by Jacques-Noir
- Tacitus Annals of Imperial Rome, translated Michael Grant, Penguin 1956, 1975, page 72.

"His object was to accustom them to a life of peace and quiet by the provision of amenities. He therefore gave official assistance to the building of temples, public squares and good houses.

He educated the sons of the chiefs in the liberal arts, and expressed a preference for British ability as compared to the trained skills of the Gauls. The result was that instead of loathing the Latin language they became eager to speak it effectively. In the same way, our national dress came into favour and the toga was everywhere to be seen.

And so the population was gradually led into the demoralizing temptation of arcades, baths and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as ‘civilization’, when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement."
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isabella-hellsing Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice
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druid69 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
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tabzthefish Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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skulkey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
subversive! :iconimhappyplz:

also, your comments remind me of Philip K. Dick's statement "Rome never ended". when you look at the course of history in the west, it's easy to see why he believed so.

hope you don't mind that i submitted this to #DAPoliticalForumClub
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