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Naraku

Draconarius
Two thousand years ago today...

'On the 10th of December, in the year 20 AD, the most spectacular trial of the early principate ended. The defendant was charged with nothing less than the murder in Syria of Germanicus, adopted son and declared heir of the emperor Tiberius. The accusation was made against Cn. Calpurnius Piso and his wife Plancina, who had both been in Syria at the same time as Germanicus.
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'Germanicus’ friends laid a charge of murder, but they were unable to prove this during the trial. Nevertheless, the accusation did not collapse, because a number of further, very serious charges were brought. Above all, Piso was accused of inciting Roman troops to fight each other in Syria, in other words, of instigating civil conflict. The accused saw no chance of getting off free. After the fifth day of the trial, he took the only way out, and committed suicide. He was found in his bedroom, with his throat cut, the following morning. The trial nevertheless continued: after two more days, the senate gave their verdict: Piso would have been sentenced to death, if he had not forestalled them. But his wife Plancina, and his son Marcus, who had been accused with him, were set free, because Tiberius, and especially his mother Livia, intervened on their behalf.'

Tsk-tsk, Tiberius! How non-CF-ish! :devil:
There was suspicion at the time - which is supported by many modern historians - that Piso was a fall guy.
Germanicus was hugely popular with the people, the Senate and, most importantly, the Army. Not only was he good looking and charming, but he was an enormously successful general who drew frequently comparison to Caesar and even Alexander the Great. Tiberius, on the other hand, had had a mediocre military career and had all the charisma of a plow horse. The notoriously paranoid Tiberius may have feared that Germanicus would overthrow him. Piso, whose family had always been allies of the Julio-Claudians, may have been ordered to kill Germanicus or was set up to take the fall. He may have committed suicide on condition that his family was protected.
Tiberius wasn't so kind to Germanicus' family. His widow, Agrippina was exiled to an island where she was starved to death, as was his son Drusus. His other son, Nero (not to be confused with the later emperor, who was Germanicus' grandson) committed suicide rather be executed on a trumped up charge of treason. His remaining son, Gaius, nicknamed Caligula, remained with Tiberius on the island of Capri, where the Empreror preferred to spend his time engaging in perverse pleasures that may have included crucifixions and did include having people thrown off the cliffs. He also groomed his grandson to succeed him.
 

Marcius

Governor
There was suspicion at the time - which is supported by many modern historians - that Piso was a fall guy.
Germanicus was hugely popular with the people, the Senate and, most importantly, the Army. Not only was he good looking and charming, but he was an enormously successful general who drew frequently comparison to Caesar and even Alexander the Great. Tiberius, on the other hand, had had a mediocre military career and had all the charisma of a plow horse. The notoriously paranoid Tiberius may have feared that Germanicus would overthrow him. Piso, whose family had always been allies of the Julio-Claudians, may have been ordered to kill Germanicus or was set up to take the fall. He may have committed suicide on condition that his family was protected.
By a quirk of fate, helped by Tacitus, Tiberius, however non-charismatic he was in real life, fascinates historians (and many CF members!) to this day. Weirdly, Kornemann is his biography compared Tiberius with Jesus Christ, calling him 'the great martyr of the Roman state'!

Syria was notoriously insalubrious, and it is quite likely there was no murder at all. Then Piso's political missteps were enough to do him in.
Tiberius wasn't so kind to Germanicus' family. His widow, Agrippina was exiled to an island where she was starved to death, as was his son Drusus. His other son, Nero (not to be confused with the later emperor, who was Germanicus' grandson) committed suicide rather be executed on a trumped up charge of treason. His remaining son, Gaius, nicknamed Caligula, remained with Tiberius on the island of Capri, where the Empreror preferred to spend his time engaging in perverse pleasures that may have included crucifixions and did include having people thrown off the cliffs. He also groomed his grandson to succeed him.
It should be noted that after Agrippina was dead, Tiberius decided to 'clear the decks' -- Plancina, Piso's widow, was forced to commit suicide.
 

Loxuru

Graf von Kreuzigung
The planets Jupiter and Saturn are closing for a conjunction of hardly 0,1 degrees apart (to compare : a full Moon spans about a half degree), on December 21st. Such a conjunction takes place every 20 years, but rarely they approach so close, and previous close encounters have been oblitarated by the sun. It is been since 1623 that we can watch this. Jupiter becomes easily visible low above the southwestern horizon, from just after sunset. Don't miss it.

 

dfg42

Governor
The planets Jupiter and Saturn are closing for a conjunction of hardly 0,1 degrees apart (to compare : a full Moon spans about a half degree), on December 21st. Such a conjunction takes place every 20 years, but rarely they approach so close, and previous close encounters have been oblitarated by the sun. It is been since 1623 that we can watch this. Jupiter becomes easily visible low above the southwestern horizon, from just after sunset. Don't miss it.

I am sure we should crucify some people to appease Jupiter and Saturn which may be upset about the "close encounter".
 

Loxuru

Graf von Kreuzigung
Today, 75 years ago, on 21st december 1945, General George S. Patton died, 60 years old, in Heidelberg, Germany, two weeks after a heavy car accident that kept him paralysed. He was one of the most famous and controversial generals of WWII. He lays buried on an American war cemetery in Luxemburg, with his men of the 3rd Army, on his demand. Particularly, there were his rivalry with Field Marshall Montgomery and General Bradley, his views on discipline, and his views how to deal wiith the Soviets after the defeat of the Third Reich.
 

Heineudo

Magistrate
Today, 75 years ago, on 21st december 1945, General George S. Patton died, 60 years old, in Heidelberg, Germany, two weeks after a heavy car accident that kept him paralysed. He was one of the most famous and controversial generals of WWII. He lays buried on an American war cemetery in Luxemburg, with his men of the 3rd Army, on his demand. Particularly, there were his rivalry with Field Marshall Montgomery and General Bradley, his views on discipline, and his views how to deal wiith the Soviets after the defeat of the Third Reich.
And it was the troops of General Patton who liberated us from the Nazis here in Thuringia and not the Russian troops, as they always tried to convince us as children.
 

dfg42

Governor
Today, 75 years ago, on 21st december 1945, General George S. Patton died, 60 years old, in Heidelberg, Germany, two weeks after a heavy car accident that kept him paralysed. He was one of the most famous and controversial generals of WWII. He lays buried on an American war cemetery in Luxemburg, with his men of the 3rd Army, on his demand. Particularly, there were his rivalry with Field Marshall Montgomery and General Bradley, his views on discipline, and his views how to deal wiith the Soviets after the defeat of the Third Reich.
I read his biography and must say I agree with most things he stands for, also noting that I also was slapping a soldier who was "paniking" with success, but without the attention in the news as he had. We should mention the movie "Patton", where George C. Scott got some aspects of Patton and the movie got it in my opinion, as good as a movie can. No wonder since it was directed by Coppola.:


highly recommended!
 

dfg42

Governor
I read his biography and must say I agree with most things he stands for, also noting that I also was slapping a soldier who was "paniking" with success, but without the attention in the news as he had. We should mention the movie "Patton", where George C. Scott got some aspects of Patton and the movie got it in my opinion, as good as a movie can. No wonder since it was directed by Coppola.:


highly recommended!
Bibliography, I found a German translation in a library, so did not read the original,,,,,, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68634.War_as_I_Knew_It.


I quote: "Battles are won by frightening the enemy, and this is best done by infliction him with death and wounds" and make the connection to romans and crucifixion. As you may have heard, the romans crucified nude males by suggesting a fuck via the cross as priapus. The Celts, and probably the germans (it is disputed) used blue coloured nude men with big aroused penises (no I am not joking) to frighten the enemy. Naturally gay men or we, which saw to many pornos on pornhub, are not frighten but delighted, but things change in 2000 years.
 
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Baracus

Rectidolor
57 years ago....
21st December 1963.
These,villains made their debut,on the BBC T.V series,"Doctor Who"....the infamous pepperpots,known as the DALEKS !!
The rest,(as they say),is history. !!

"EX-TER-MII-NAAAATE !!"
:dalek:

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Loxuru

Graf von Kreuzigung
57 years ago....
21st December 1963.
These,villains made their debut,on the BBC T.V series,"Doctor Who"....the infamous pepperpots,known as the DALEKS !!
The rest,(as they say),is history. !!

"EX-TER-MII-NAAAATE !!"
Since 1963? I heard from daleks for the first time only a month ago.:confundio1:

Is that bad??:roto2cafe:

Looks easy to crucify, nevertheless : :roto2qtemeto:
1) click switch 'off'
2) disconnect battery for good measure
3) open lid
4) crucify content.
 
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