In the background were the beautiful layered mountains of the White Rock Wildlife Management.
"Is there some activity in your background that you haven't told me about, Madam Spy?" he chided.
He was not only the oldest native dramatist, but the first author of an epic poem (Bellum Punicum) - which, by combining the representation of actual contemporary history with a mythical background, may be said to have created the Roman type of epic poetry.
But by keeping in the background and giving public opinion time to forget his past, as well as by parliamentary intrigue, he gradually regained much of his former influence.