Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Romani Ite Domum!

It seems that the British held a rather interesting celebration last week: they held a torch-light parade lasting some 84 miles along Hadrian's Wall in northern England, to celebrate the day, now exactly 1600 years past in 410 A.D. (yes) when the Romans left Britain for good in order to protect Rome, which was then under direct threat.

Way cool.

However, one must ask: were they encouraged to leave?

And if so, why? What did the Romans ever do for us, anyway?

(At least I can now say that at last I've found a way to enjoy my favorite parts of The Life of Brian without risk of divine lighting bolts....)

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