Trivia 3. One saying Claudius is recorded as using isequivalent to the English: a) “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” b) “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” c) “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts” d) “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Answer B—Sticks and stones may break my bones. (The original phrase translates directly to “Talk but don’t touch.”)
Trivia 4. In addition to the somewhat embarrassing nickname “Little Bootsies”, what else did people call Gaius Caesar? a) Starlet b) Chick c) Baby d) Pet
Answer HA! Trick question! The correct answer is, “All of the above”.
Trivia What did Claudius do after he executed Messalina? a) Alarm all the Senate by laughing hysterically for some minutes. b)Destroy all statues of her, and anything else that reminded him of her. c)Enquire as to why she was so late coming to dinner. d)Weep and tear his hair out.
Answer C—Enquire as to why she was so late coming for dinner. Presumably, awkward silence ensued.