Couldn’t find any ancient sources that mention Roman sympathy for Cleopatra’s kids but it wasn’t unusual for the public to pity defeated enemies like this. Parading and executing women and children was frowned upon.
Again, Augustus was not yet named Augustus when he was younger. He loved to throw parties involving alcohol, he just didn’t get drunk himself since he was a control-freak with a sensitive stomach. I actually like him in Rome (the TV series), even though he’s beyond creepy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=599Azv…
Caesar actually told them to suck his dick, I just like my translation better. The punchline is the same.
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Caesar doesn’t like barbarian-hugging hippie liberals.
Panel 11: Ancient Greece doesn’t have any friends either since she’s xenophobic and arrogant and bores the other nations with endless monologues about literature and philosophy. Rome is the only one to show some polite interest in her theories. He even understands most of them.
Laws dealing with violence against women and divorce varied over time so my statement is very generalizing.
Of course Horace only refered to slaves. Doing similar things to a Roman was rape.
Again, Augustus was not yet named Augustus when he fought Antony and Cleopatra. I just thought it might confuse people if I switched between Octavian and Augustus.