is brief: an end
to these machinations; an age of iron and rust.
Perhaps, more accurately, iron then rust.
The invariable oxygenation. The cause/adverb/effect.
A side note: luminous is something to do with light.
This is only your first clue. The title of Consul and the verb console
are not even distantly related etymologically. Keep in mind
it’s the Latin com plus solari: to comfort.
The m becomes an n because ________.
If you go back far enough,
you’ll find words are chiseled in stone.
If you go back far enough, you’ll find stone.
Roman history is a series of formal dinners. Gaul
seems to be the broken saucer in the dishwasher.
As this is ancient times, remember the dishwasher is an actual person.
Olives are inedible without first soaking
for seven days in poison. This is your second clue.
Eventually, Aurelius found that the problem
with his son Commodus was he never listened.
Also problematic was his desire to bind men to poles and chew their testicles off.
I am the lion, he would say to the crowds,
ignoring their shouts for him to act the part of the hero
Hercules, this great son of Zeus,
clad in lion’s skin during his long labors.
I tire of pretending. I will show you even your skin is costume.
- Matthew Minicucci, “What we're talking about here”