Neruda, on the other hand, used political positions as another aspect of his role--during his life he held a number of political positions including a number of honorary consulships that took him to a range of destinations around the globe.
17) In a series of honorary consulships, Neruda travelled to Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Java, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Madrid between 1927 and 1935.
1) "The people that once bestowed commands, consulships
, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things--bread and circuses," complained the first-century Roman writer Juvenal.
The Roman satirist Juvenal, writing in the first century AD, lamented that "the people that once bestowed commands, consulships
, legions, and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things --bread and circuses.
He seemed not to know that the office he holds is as powerless as it is expensive to gain, rather like elections to the Roman consulships
, which were retained to the end of the empire while Caesars did the ruling.