Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I've been reading about Roman Fasces. There has to be the first chapter to a spanking story in there somewhere. It's just too perfect.
The traditional Roman fasces consisted of a bundle of white birch rods, tied together with a red leather ribbon into a cylinder, and often including a bronze axe (or sometimes two) amongst the rods, with the blade(s) on the side, projecting from the bundle.
It has everything. A period when corporal punishment was the norm, handy birch rods (with the added tang of worse punishment from the axe), togas, legal authority... sultry Italian women. Everything.