What have the Romans ever done for us ?

Coffeegretchen

The Senate? Oh wait...


PeggyC

Sanitation? and the roads?


lazydog

Ahh, the roads.  Bet the legions wouldn't put up with the local potholes.


SouthernBaron

They tended to incorporate "local history" into their own. Is this a test? Or a psychological study?


SouthernBaron

Oh geez. My Monty Python range has been stuck around 50% for too long.


oots


buzzsaw said:

Brought peace?


brought the sword more than peace-I think

 


SouthernBaron

Pax Romana was something of an, let's say, enforced peace. But they weren't "at war."


sac

A great portion of our language.


spontaneous


PeggyC said:

Sanitation? and the roads?

 Sanitation has done more to extend our life expectancy than anything else, including medicine.


nan

Roman baths followed by Roman towels to dry your Roman nose and then maybe eat Ramen noodles. 


jamie

But what have they done for us LATELY?


Tom_Reingold


nan said:

Roman baths followed by Roman towels to dry your Roman nose and then maybe eat Ramen noodles. 

 *Emoticon*


PeggyC

We should form a committee to discuss the issue.


qrysdonnell

The Ramones were one of the best bands ever. How is this even a question?


ctrzaska

They've bled us white, the bastards. They've taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers' fathers.  And from our fathers' fathers' fathers. And from our fathers' fathers' fathers' fathers.


alias


oots said:

the "arch"

 Yes!  This was an immense contribution to the advancement of man kind.  

It is tremendously under appreciated.

Not only did this advancement allow for spanning greater distances, but imagine McDonald's slogan as "The Golden Lintels!"


nan

The aqueduct led to the viaduct, including my local favorite in PA which will be having its 100th birthday in September.

http://www.nicholsonheritage.org/

Tunkhannock Viaduct 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunkhannock_Viaduct



 


joanne

Nan, we've worked out that if use the Edit function, and type URL in front of those links, they'll go live. *grin*


PeggyC

Viaduct? You try to cross all that water on a chicken, you know viaduct.



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