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Waiting For The Barbarians

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What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum?

The barbarians are due here today.
Why isn't anything happening in the senate?
Why do the senators sit there without legislating?

Because the barbarians are coming today.
What laws can the senators make now?
Once the barbarians are here, they'll do the legislating.
Why did our emperor get up so early,

and why is he sitting at the city's main gate
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He IS on the top 5 Greek poets. Nothing more to say...Plus: fine translations!

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