What have the Romans ever done for us ?

The Senate? Oh wait...


Sanitation? and the roads?


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


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


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



buzzsaw said:

Brought peace?


brought the sword more than peace-I think

 


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


A great portion of our language.



PeggyC said:

Sanitation? and the roads?

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


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


But what have they done for us LATELY?



nan said:

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

 *Emoticon*


We should form a committee to discuss the issue.


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


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.



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!"


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



 


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


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



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