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The Romans were very into nicknames, probably because their naming system had so few personal names and because they were commonly inherited in a family, so it was not that uncommon for all the men in a family to have the same name! Nicknames were just part of life and were sometimes mocking, sometimes honoring, and probably most commonly just because. ...


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Tough to narrow this down, but at least a couple sources make what may be a useful comparison to more recent construction of Scottish military roads in the 1700s. from The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain: And their Impact on Military History, By M.C. Bishop Direct comparison is obviously difficult, not least because there would inevitably ...


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