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Why failed British prime ministers keep quoting ancient Romans

By William Booth

25 Oct 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

For some reason, it seems that departing British prime ministers can't resist citing ancient Roman philosophers and statesmen, The Washington Post asks what it all means.

London - It appears that citing ancient Roman philosophers and statesmen is in vogue for prime ministers exiting 10 Downing Street.

First, Boris Johnson. Now, Liz Truss.

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