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Old April 7th, 2012, 09:36 AM   #21
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well, I'll choose to drink a glass or two too... in this desert of ideeas, thirst is a neccesitycheers!
The Romans made sure to mix their wines with water -- maybe we should all dilute our cups...

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The Romans made sure to mix their wines with water -- maybe we should all dilute our cups...

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dacians used to say this is a sacrilege..is all how about you know to drink
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and, anyway,buy, buy, american augustus!
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The Romans made sure to mix their wines with water -- maybe we should all dilute our cups...

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Or honey, or resin. Both are historical. Anything to take the taste away...

Here's a point for people to consider though. The Romans generally based their admiration for the caesars on popularity rather than deeds. Are we choosing our most impressive emperors by Roman values or our own interpretation of what they achieved?

Augustus was revered but then he'd spent years bribing the public with games and civic improvement (the money came from resettlement and regional revitalisation. It would have come from Germania too but the colonisation of the german wilderness came to an abrupt halt in ad9)
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