Sunday, September 17, 2006

I Love the Smell of

Corruption in the Morning . . . .

"I've watched your career with fascination Sejanus. It's been a revelation to me how a small mind allied to limitless ambition can destroy a nation full of clever men. I've seen how frail is the structure of civilization before the onslaught of a gust of really bad breath. But you're not the disease, no, we must look elsewhere for that; you're merely the stench, the putrefaction that comes after death . . . You're a lesson in history Sejanus, that above all else, mankind still needs . . . its sense . . . of smellllllll!!!!!!"

- Asinius Gallus to Aelius Sejanus, "I, Claudius", BBC, 1976



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