How well do you read Latin? Because if you’re not all that good at predicting Latin or other dead languages, good news: you could have still had a undertaking as an 1800 s historian. Amusing pattern: there’s a storey claiming the Roman emperor Caligula was Fucking crazy, he referred a entire infantry to a sea to pick up seashells for him. However, the Latin word ‘musculi’ makes both “shells” and “military huts”, so he likely actually told his armies to pack up their campsite. Which is normal. That’s a totally different kind of monarch, right? And here’s a amusing event: your pop culture understanding of the Roman Empire is approximately that far off of the truth, in a lot of fascinating ways.
On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is acceded to by Siobhan Thompson ( CollegeHumor, BBC America) and Patrick Wyman ( Tides Of History, ‘Jeopardy! ‘) for a journey through the inaccurate lies you’ve been fed about the old Romans, and too the a lot more interesting true-blue happens “youve never” knew about them. Get your psyche straight about everything from mighty gladiators to ancient fast food to the stunning economic benefits of living near a onetime Roman road.
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