"Illegitimi non carborundum" perhaps?
Runes?Fucking scrawled gibberish from barbarians not fortunate enough to have been civilised by Rome.
The exotic one knows what it means, being an expert in West Saxon and Jutish runes. Rome you say! What about Ariminus and the Teutoberg forest. 'Varus, where are my eagles.'
It's Arminius ya cunt!And the shouts heard in the palace were not "Varus, give me back my eagles", but, Pillius Quinctilius Varus, give me back my Legions!" The quote comes from Suetonius, "The Lives of the Twelve Caesars".And despite what you might read - anywhere - it is "Pillius", not "Publius". The Tutor assures me of this and I know better than to question him.
Good! I deliberately spelled it wrong to see if you were paying attention. You are starting to soar in my estimation. Is that a good thing? My Augustus quote is not from Suetonius but from Robert Graves' adaption: 'I CLAVDIVS.' and I omitted his other 'names' for brevity.
The Krauts celebrate this Arminius guy's victory over Rome without a clue as to its future ramifications. This Pyrrhic victory is the single most important reason the Germanic Peoples were the way they were in the twentieth century (and possibly today). They were never conquered by Rome and were therefore never fucking civilised. Fuck them from behind with their own lederhosen. Barbarians, the lot of them. And you Austrians and you Krauts in Gdansk and Alsace-Lorraine, don't be too smug - Ein Volk, Ein Reich, remember?"It wasn't the German People, it was the NAZI's" just doesn't luft, mein liebkins.
The Krauts love a victory over anybody. They haven't got over two world wars and the 1966 world cup yet.And that Angela Merkel's a cunt, too...