Marcellus is correct!
Posted by Bjarne Birkrem on 22/2/2009, 21:53:16, in reply to "Well done!"
Well done indeed, René! (And how silly of me - I should have realised that the name of the building was right there in the URL of the photo...) |
And Damian - I don't know whether you are aware of it, but one of the things you said about Marcellus is actually what the link is all about (though even after you find it, you may have to think twice before you realise that it actually does fit all the 10 people in the quiz...)
: --Previous Message--
: 5. Marcus Marcellus (never heard of him) but
: thanks to Wikepedia. The clue of the picture
: was given by the picture itself.
: Ah..of course! I guessed Bjarne was
: referring to someone from ancient times but
: I just couldn't pin him down.Well
: As to who he was...Marcus Claudius Marcellus
: was the nephew and son-in-law of Emperor
: Augustus.The latter,with no son of his
: own,designated him as his heir after
: marrying him to his only daughter,Julia.But
: Marcellus died suddenly at the age of just
: 19.There were suspicions that he had been
: poisoned on the orders of Augustus's
: wife,Empress Livia who feared him as a rival
: to her own son Tiberius (Augustus's eventual
: The author Robert Graves makes these and
: other rumours about Livia into fact in his
: novel, I Claudius.