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The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar 'queen,' alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades.

Umberto Eco


Author Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Italian
Born: January 5, 1932
Died: February 19, 2016


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