September 29, 61 BCE

On September 29, 61 BCE, Pompey the Great was asked what he wanted for his 45th birthday. He said, “I don’t know, might celebrate beating the Pirates of the Mediterranean first, and then later, take over the campaign against Mithridates. Who knows, feeling really cute today.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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