Octavian gives a speech to the Senate, inviting each senator to look at his own reputation, wealth and ancestry and decide whether he was truly fit to belong to Rome’s most prestigious body. He reduces the number of senators and he is made ‘princeps senatus’ – the principal senator, “first among equals”. It was also announced that, the 20 year State of Emergency finally coming to an end, proper elections would now resume.
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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. ...