10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ancient Rome … Actually, You Probably Did

As I embark on wading through the hundreds of items I have to catch up on, I figured we could all warm up by putting our pedantic hats on and watching this video, which just appeared yesterday:

Generally, it’s not bad, but number 2 and number 3 are rather silly (on Caesarian births (on which see here and here) and on the origins of the word ‘trivia’ (Wikipedia is good on this)) … so I guess 8 out of the 10 are okay (but there are quibbles with some of them as well)

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One thought on “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ancient Rome … Actually, You Probably Did

  1. Pete Laberge says:

    Fascinating. I’m been fan of Roman Trivia for years!
    And for those who want to know a little bit more about Rome…
    Take a peek at these charming songs…

    Gladiator (“You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse)

    Julius Caesar (“Besame Mucho” by the Beatles)

    Viva Roma No. V (“Mambo #5″ by Lou Bega)

    Hannibal (“Sixteen Tons” by Anna Domino)

    Enjoy!

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