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Musings and munching on Romans, history and  sandwiches…

My Cursus Honorum.  A recent ancient history graduate and sandwich aficionado. I will be re-living vicariously my interest in the Romans, with the eternal hope that you will become as addicted enthralled as I am.

Agricola gave private encouragement and public aid to the building of temples, courts of justice and dwelling-houses, praising the energetic, and reproving the indolent. Thus an honourable rivalry took the place of compulsion. He likewise provided a liberal education for the sons of the chiefs, and showed such a preference for the natural powers of the Britons over the industry of the Gauls that they who lately disdained the tongue of Rome now coveted its eloquence. Hence, too, a liking sprang up for our style of dress, and the “toga” became fashionable. Step by step they were led to things which dispose to vice, the lounge, the bath, the elegant banquet.

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