Octavian is trying to restore some kind of normality to Rome. He hands out large wads of cash, opens the Temple to the Divine Julius and on 1 January 28 BCE begins his sixth consulship – this time with Agrippa – which they hold for the entire year, taking turns, month on, month off, just like the good ol’ days.
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In case you were wondering: For hundreds of years some Jews underwent a surgical procedure known as epispasm—an operation that "corrected" a circumcised penis - so they could fit into Greek and Roman society, where you had to be nude in the gymnasium and baths and sporting events. The surgeon would cut around the glans freeing the sheath of skin surrounding the shaft of the penis, pull the skin forward and dress the wound carefully so that the skin would reattach to the glans leaving a foreskin. ...