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  • Crassus and the Appian Way

    (A slightly reworked rerun. I was digging around in my archieves and decided to bump it up.)

    Marcus Licinius Crassus

    I promise you a new Rome.
    I promise you a new Empire.
    -Marcus Licinius Crassus

    Went down the road to Damascus,
    The road to Mandalay
    Met the ghost of Caesar
    On the Appian Way
    He said, It’s hard to stop this binging
    Once you get a taste
    But the road to empire
    Is a bloody, stupid waste
    And it’s a long road out of Eden
    -The Eagles

    And I discovered that my castles stand
    Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand…
    Just a puppet on a lonely string
    Oh who would ever want to be king?

    It shall not be so among you.

    The Appian Way.
    The Great Road to Rome.
    The Road of the Roman Triumphs.
    “All roads lead to Rome.”
    I hope not.
    I believe there is another way.
    A better way than the Appian Way.
    The King’s Highway.
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