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Augustus’ phrases

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Octavian Augustus used some characteristic phrases: instead of “stupid”, he used “dumb”; to describe the speed of acting, he used the phrase “faster than asparagus cooks”; instead of saying “crazy”, he used “mad in the head”.

An exhausted person, according to Augustus, “wobbled like the letter beta”; when he advised someone to come to terms with their fate and accept reality, he used to say: “Let’s be satisfied with the Cato we have”.

  • Suetonius, Augustus

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