What have the Romans ever done for us ?

Roman Gourmet  ???


Paved roads and sewers.


Radiant floor heating. 


better personal hygiene -- all those baths!


Lead flavored drinking water.


senatus populusque romanus 

Bah.   The Romans stole it all from the Greeks.

Concrete.

You can't do this without it!


Without the Romans, we'd have to find another word to replace "Forum" on the MOL banner line.



tbd said:
Concrete.
You can't do this without it!

The Pantheon!

Of all the places of worship I visited as a student of Architecture, this is the only space in which I felt a sense of Diety.

And yes, the Ancient Romans are never fully ccredited with the importance of their invention of concrete. Imagine our world today devoid of this material!


Some nice things historically I agree, but why are they allowed to collect all those Roman charges on cell phone bills when you're out of your calling area?


Robert_Casotto said:

going commando.

I think this predates the Romans.


Roman Gourmet is pretty darn good!


Cliches for:

1. When you are somewhere that you are not familiar with, act like the people around you.

2. Large projects take a lot of time to complete.

3. All options lead to the same conclusion.

4. Occupying yourself with unimportant matters and neglecting important ones.


When in Rome don't eat at one of those touristy glass-enclosed places.

Rome wasn't built by union labor. 

All roads lead to construction zones. 

Rome if you want to. Rome around the world.

noo2wood said:

Cliches for:

1. When you are somewhere that you are not familiar with, act like the people around you.

2. Large projects take a lot of time to complete.

3. All options lead to the same conclusion.

4. Occupying yourself with unimportant matters and neglecting important ones.

Also, if you here someone playing the fiddle get the hell out of there.


As others replied, is this the answer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso


noo2wood said:

Cliches for:

1. When you are somewhere that you are not familiar with, act like the people around you.

2. Large projects take a lot of time to complete.

3. All options lead to the same conclusion.

4. Occupying yourself with unimportant matters and neglecting important ones.

5. When you really need a vacation and desire to speak "European".


6. Sexy sounding profanity.


Rome was a prime example of the benefits of welcoming all immigrants. It turned a swampy backwater into an empire.



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