Mike, thanks so much for just coming out and saying it. The truth is I still get a kick out of Asterix (and Tintin!) and actually intend to use some of its profundity for my project. Even to the point of having a few really bad names: Breddidfishstix has actually crossed the mind. I’ll say no more.
Max, there’s no such thing as late good advice – at least in this. I love your pithy commentary and contribution to the discussion! I almost laughed out loud at your last note regarding Julius and Sulla. Consider Massie duly added to the consideration!