At 04:46 PM 5/11/97 EDT, Tim wrote:
>In the phrase "render unto Caesar . . . " the word Caesar (referring to the
>current emperor Tiberius but also generic, I think, pretty much a synonym for
>"emperor") has become almost a title,not a name--although Tiberius did have
>it as part of his full name, too: Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus. Both
>"Caesar" and "Augustus" are acquiring this generic status already in the 30's
And don't forget the greatest Tiberius of them all - James Tiberius Kirk,
Captain of the Starship Enterprise. What Iowa boys can grow up to be ...
Well, I suppose, with a middle name like that, it was all too apparent that
he would eventually become a "tin-plated overbearing dictator with delusions
Gotta love him anyway.
his amplius fili mi ne requiras faciendi plures libros nullus est finis
frequensque meditatio carnis adflictio est.