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Comic #1680

1 Marcus: So, these games tomorrow night... I suppose there'll be criminals thrown to the lions too?
2 Julius: No, they've stopped that for now.
3 Julius: The Senate is investigating claims of bribery and corruption.
4 Marcus: Oh?
4 Julius: Yeah. Some chap named Androcles.

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I originally wrote this comic using "Christians" rather than "criminals", and Daniel instead of Androcles. It would have worked almost as well that way, but I think the story of Androcles is actually a closer match to what they're saying here. It was in fact my original intent, but I got the stories of Androcles and Daniel muddled in my head. There's also the fact that Daniel would be a serious anachronism, whereas Androcles is supposed to have actually interacted with Romans.

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