Wednesday, 22 February 2017


His name was Ovidius, although he had a nickname used behind his back, based, you’d assume, on how he was roughly spherical.

But despite this, he was one of the leading voices in the Senate, not a debate was heard on Rome’s expansion into Africa or new rules on slave ownership transfers where Ovidius’ opinion was not sought out, sooner or later, and then given.

Eventually, he stood for Patrician, and seemed poised to win.

But the thing was, his nickname, Oleogustus? ‘Fat Taste’? That referred to his taste in women.

And the current Patrician’s wife was very fat indeed…

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