"Truly a magnificent emperor! While Rome burns, Nero plays an instrument that hasn't been invented yet."
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"I'm really glad I don't work on this floor."
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"Hail, Caesar! The barbarians have been beaten back, and Rome is still Numero Uno."
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"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your money."
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"You just carpe, carpe, carpe."
"The word 'slave' is so degrading. Why don't we call you intern."
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"Go with Hannibal if you must."
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"Es tu, Little Caesar?"
The Cradle of Convenience
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"This wasn't commissioned by the Emperor. This is just my random thoughts on stuff."
"This one simple draping trick will make people think you work out a lot."
"The most important thing is to believe in yourself."
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"You may switch to the less expensive wine now."
"My people will get back to your people."
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"Surely, as the world's only superpower, we're entitled to a little mischief now and then."
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"It's true, Caesar. Rome is declining, but I expect it to pick up in the next quarter."
"If San Francisco was the Rome of the sixties, Vermont was the Athens."
"Caesar walks in, we stab him, and the rest, as they'll say, will be history."
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"Does this toga make my gluteus look maximus?"
"You were right—I do feel more productive standing."
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Romulus and Remus and the Vending Machine
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Enterpe, Terpsichore, Calliope, and Bernie, their agent.
"My contractor told me Rome would only take a day."
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