None so deaf as…

3-15 Ides

… they who will not hear, is how that saying ends, in case you forgot.

When Julius Caesar died in 44 BC, he shouldn’t have been surprised. He had been handed his expiration date by a soothsayer.

The Seer was named Spurrina (says Suetonius, who ought to know) who had divined his forecast by perusing entrails, as any good haruspex would do. Seems a strange method, but We Rhinos have seen fancy thinking before, so maybe Spurrina was onto something. We have to admit, Spurrina got it right.

Spurrina should not be confused with Farina, which is a breakfast porridge. Your Inner Rhino likes to keep the record straight.

4 thoughts on “None so deaf as…

    • Haruspex, not a word you run into All the time, unless you are concentrating on Etruscan religious practices. ‘Your Inner Rhino’ likes to keep its Readership on the cutting edge.

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