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Short answer: no. In general, nobody got "rides" in the ancient world because there were no rides, everybody walked for the most part. Carts were only used to carry cargo, not passengers. You would not want to try to ride in a cart because they had no suspension. Try this: get in a wheelbarrow with a wooden (or iron) wheel (not a pneumatic wheel) and have a ...


I'm not sure why you need a quote with these particular constraints, but a trivial search of wikipedia references Interpretatio romana, which is the core of what you want. Assimilation of foreign religions through mapping their gods to Roman gods wasn't something any individual did, it was a social practice. Asking who mapped Mercury to Hermes is like ...

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