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The Roman ‘Brexit’: how life in Britain changed after 409AD

October 16, 2018 Bilal 0

The Roman ‘Brexit’: how life in Britain changed after 409AD https://ift.tt/2Ev1iki Leaving a major political body is nothing new for mainland Britain. In 409AD, more than 350 years after the Roman conquest of 43AD, the island slipped from the control of the Roman Empire. Much like the present Brexit, the process of this secession and its practical impacts on Britain’s population in the early years of the 5th century remain ill-defined. As with the UK and Brussels, Britain had always been a mixed blessing for Rome. In around 415AD, St Jerome called the island “fertile in tyrants” (meaning usurpers) and […]

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My favorite beverage is a 2,000-year-old energy drink from ancient Rome

September 5, 2018 Bilal 0

My favorite beverage is a 2,000-year-old energy drink from ancient Rome https://ift.tt/2N7EYjM We all know it’s good to hydrate. Water can be so blah, though. So when I’m trying to rehydrate after a long run in the summer heat, I tend to reach for an old-timey solution: The energy drink of ancient Rome. The Romans were famed for their innovations in military logistics, which allowed them to extend their territory from Rome and its immediate surrounds to the whole Mediterranean and ultimately, with the establishment of the Roman Empire, virtually all of western Eurasia. But an army can’t win if […]