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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. ...


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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