GenZ kids want to know. More often than I probably want to admit to myself. Or anyone. Probably need to stop watching Plebs so often. 0 Vote up! But what exactly did the Romans ever do for us?! 1 Vote up! Reasonably regularly . Usually To lament how much I’ve forgotten in the last quarter century 0 Vote up! When I see a viaduct. 0 Vote up! Most days tbh. But then i am burriwi g thru a stack of tom hollands and reading some stoics every day 0 Vote up! my younger colleagues say it's because modern centrist dad won't conquer anyone, so we use it as a coping strategy. Lol. 1 Vote up! Do u reckon they enslaved the scotti often? This might determine my view of them. 0 Vote up! Do you like gladiator movies? 1 Vote up! More of a fan of the Republic tbh, before it went too mainstream 0 Vote up! Wouldnt have thought so - maybe some raiding parties. Werent the scotti in ireland back then anyway? Or was that the picts? 0 Vote up! literally never hth 0 Vote up! Per Toutatis, an excellent question. I have recently started watching, for the first time, I, Claudius. First broadcast in 1976. Stellar cast of some fine British actors. It's been a while since I've read Robert Graves's I Clauduis, Claudius The God and his translation of Suetonius's The Twelve Caesars. 0 Vote up! Can I be the umpteenth person to refer to it as I Clavdivs? 0 Vote up! One is sure that at least MMDCCCXVIII others will do so on this thread soon. 1 Vote up! Probably daily tbh. I've mentioned Ancient Rome twice today, in different contexts. Is this a prolif? 0 Vote up! No it’s just the way you walk 0 Vote up! I often wonder how the maniple swap was effected. 1 Vote up! More than usual recently. The Romans understood concrete! 1 Vote up! Reply| Report No it’s just the way you walk or the fact u like 2 tinkle in the woods 2 Vote up! All the time - mainly because I’d like to be invaded by (big tiddy) goths. 0 Vote up! You know what they say about all those volumes of Gibbon - sp;qr 0 Vote up! Wot wang said plus just finished I, Clavdivs. 0 Vote up! Clergs https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mons_Graupius 0 Vote up! I forgot which pop historian observed (or invited us to think upon) what it would have been like for a Roman stationed in Roman Britain--imagine you grew up in the Mediterranean climate, all olives and wine and whatnot, and then you are sent to this miserable outpost at the edge of the world where it is constantly grey and cold and rainy. Londinium would be bad enough, but imagine you are posted to a garrison at Hadrian's wall. Ever since then, I think of the Roman Empire whenever I see the drab grey skies of Britain. 0 Vote up! mons graupius is incidentally russell brand’s latin name 2 Vote up! My daughter asked me this the other weekend as a test. I asked if she was including the Eastern Roman/Byzantine empire until its fall which made her laugh. Anyway as I'm in the process of writing/playtesting my ancient wargames rules, the answer is every couple of days. 0 Vote up! And let's not forget the Holy Roman Empire, which admittedly as we all know was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire. 0 Vote up! mons graupius is incidentally russell brand’s latin name I thought that name had already been taken by Donald Trump! 0 Vote up! I forgot which pop historian observed (or invited us to think upon) what it would have been like for a Roman stationed in Roman Britain--imagine you grew up in the Mediterranean climate, all olives and wine and whatnot, and then you are sent to this miserable outpost at the edge of the world where it is constantly grey and cold and rainy. And of course the reverse situation could (and did) occur - Romans who were here for yonks putting down roots. The Roman Centurion’s Song – The Kipling Society I've always loved this bit, the more so because over the last six or seven years, as I've gotten much more into birding, I've been outdoors much more and seen the weather in all its moods. It can be crap a fair amount of times, but a good amount of the time (at least in the South East) it's not, and having the odd day blotted out makes you appreciate fine weather that much more. What purple Southern pomp can match our changeful Northern skies, Black with December snows unshed or pearled with August haze - The clanging arch of steel-grey March, or June's long-lighted days? 0 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!