Back to the ancient times, in “The Aeneid” (II. 184-228), Virgil told us the story of “The sack of Troy” as narrated by Aeneas to Dido, the queen of Carthage.

While Sinon was telling the Trojans how the massive wooden horse was built, Laocoon, the priest of Neptune, happened at the same moment to be sacrificing a fine bull at the altar of the cult , when two giant arching sea-snakes swam over the calm waters from Tenedos , breasting the sea together and plunging towards the land. Their fore-parts and their blood-red crests towered above the waves; the rest drove through the ocean behind, wreathing monstrous coils, and leaving a wake that roared and foamed. With blazing and blood-shot eyes and tongues which flickered and licked their hissing mouths, they were on the beach. Then they forged on Laocoon. First, each snake took one of his little sons, twined around him, tightening, and bit, and devoured the tiny limbs. Next they seized Laocoon, who had armed himself and was hastening to the rescue; they bound him in the giant spirals of their scaly length, twice round his middle, twice round his throat; and still their heads and necks towered above him. His hands strove frantically to wrench the knots apart. Filth and black venom drenched his priestly hands. His shrieks were horrible and filled the sky, like a bull’s when an ax has struck awry, and he flings it off his neck and gallops wounded from the altar. The pair of serpents now made their retreat, sliding up to the temple of heartless Minerva high on her citadel, where they vanished near the statue’s feet behind the circle of her shield.

And you already know what had happened next with the giant wooden horse and the destiny and destruction of Troy.


Update on 9 November 2015 – The big nabob is well aware of the corruption as shown in this link:

Corruption, corruption, corruption!