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Domitian’s hunter

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Emperor Domitian (51-96 CE) was known for locking himself in his office and doing nothing else but catching flies and piercing them with sharp stylus.

When one day the question was asked whether there was anyone at the emperor, Vibius Crispus, the famous orator, replied: “No, not even a fly”.

  • Suetonius, Domitian, 3

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