A Roman thumbs up to Kevin Rudd’s election campaign

Hail Caesar! We who are about to die salute you.

In Roman time, gladiators who were about fight to the death pleaded for their lives to the Emperor Claudius by uttering “Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant” roughly translated to “Hail, emperor Caesar, we who are about to die salute you”. The Emperor then replied by first assessing the crowd’s reaction to their plea, before giving his own thumbs down; signifying for the swords to be put away or thumbs up signifying a kill.

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