Post by Bo Bradham Post by RH Draney
Contemporaries of Cleopatra also said that as looks go, she was nothing
to write home about....r
That may have had as much to do with postal service in 20BC Egypt
as with Cleopatra's looks.
The Pharaoh was dictating, and his scribe was busily chipping away at
the stone tablet. "I have plans... to form," the monarch said slowly,
"a personal bodyguard... of stalwart... and virile... young men."
The chips flew, but then suddenly ceased flying and the perspiring
chiseller looked up enquiringly. "Excuse me, Your Majesty, but is
'virile' spelled with one or two testicles?"