By J. C. McKeown
"A cupboard of Roman Curiousities" is subtitled "Strange stories and outstanding proof from the World's maximum Empire." i assumed it sounded fascinating and will be a enjoyable learn. it truly is truly beautiful attention-grabbing, yet it is not that enjoyable. it is primarily a word list of Roman proof prepared byt subject (family, nutrition, the military, etc.) yet after the 1st couple of tidbits in each one part, it's stretching to be pleasing. The evidence are, good, simply real. it really is most likely a greater booklet for choosing up and examining an excerpt or at a time than a entrance to again learn. i attempted to learn it via and acquired bored, yet flipping round pages was once exciting adequate.
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11). When a military unit was guilty of mutiny or dereliction of duty, it could be punished by decimatio. Although the term “decimate” nowadays refers to wholesale destruction, it was originally used to describe the beating or stoning to death of every tenth (decimus) man in an army unit, chosen by lot, by his nine lucky colleagues. When a defeated army is punished with decimation, brave men are also chosen by lot. 44). , was arrogant and bloodthirsty and determined to rule in sound military style.
Uk for January 18, 2009. As a countermeasure to assault by a battering ram, a sack ﬁlled with straw is let down to the point of impact, for the blows of the battering ram are deadened by the soft billowing sack (St. 11). When a military unit was guilty of mutiny or dereliction of duty, it could be punished by decimatio. Although the term “decimate” nowadays refers to wholesale destruction, it was originally used to describe the beating or stoning to death of every tenth (decimus) man in an army unit, chosen by lot, by his nine lucky colleagues.
A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the World's Greatest Empire by J. C. McKeown