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Aftermath Impact

By William Sims Bainbridge

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 66 No. 2, Pages 116-ff

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With great foreboding, Andivius rushed toward the Amphitheatrum, terrified that dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla might have ordered him there for purpose of supplicium, which could mean anything from supplication to execution. Rome had entered a period of deep uncertainty, decades before Caesar and Augustus established the Empire, and democracy was disintegrating into chaos that ironically the unstable Sulla had promised to reorganize.

"Ah, Andivius, ave atque vale!"


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