Cassius: Ha ha ha.. that's very good. So, if we could return to the subject of money. Please bear in mind, your excellency, that those who help us now will have good friends in Rome when Marc Anthony, the traitor, is deposed. Very good friends. It's only a matter of time. With or without your help, we shall raise an army. We shall. Anthony's head will rot on a spike.
Vésir: There are Roman women who are fucked by baboons.
Cassius: Excuse me?
Vésir: I have heard that there are shows where such things can be seen.
Cassius: .. Ahh, well, they're not so much shows, really, they're more of a punishment.
Vésir: I should like to see that. We do not have such in Bithynia.
Cassius: I should imagine it's simply a matter of training the baboon..
Vésir: We have no baboons here. No apes of any kind.
Cassius: Ah, I.. I wasn't aware of that. As I said, those who help us now..
Vésir: Yes. You want my money to raise an army. I want to see a Roman woman fucked by baboons.
Cassius: ..Perhaps arrangements can be made.
Það er vitaskuld allt annað að sjá þetta á skjánum, og maður skyldi ætla að netið gæti reddað klippu, en ég hef ekki hjarta í að fletta upp ,,fucked by baboons" á youtube.
Þetta er annars Rome í nettri hnotskurn. Þeir velta sér uppúr allskonar sora, og skammast sín ekkert fyrir það, en þegar öllu er á botninn hvolft snýst dæmið um vald og yfirráð. Klám og ofbeldi eru bara hluti af gamninu.
Á heimasíðu þáttanna á hbo.com sé ég svo þetta:
If a slave was called upon to give evidence in a Roman court he had, by law, to be tortured first.
Í þá gömlu, góðu daga.. Ætli þeir hafi velt vöngum yfir skilgreiningunni á ,,pyntingum" þá einsog núna?