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November 11th, 2006


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07:27 pm - dulce et decorum est
For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars
enjoyed the honor of a Triumph: a tumultuous parade.

In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals
from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with
treasure and captured armaments.

The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking
in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood
with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses.

A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and
whispering in his ear a warning:
that all glory
is fleeting.
sic transit gloria mundi
november 11

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 12th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)

beautiful...

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A lovely tribute.

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