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drpepperfan May 16, 2022 8:43PM

"being gay in rome"

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GrimEater May 16, 2022 8:44PM

Haha, oh wait

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Kiana May 16, 2022 8:52PM

Actually a thing, yes.

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CindertailtheKistune May 16, 2022 9:23PM

Oh.
Well.
You see, about that-

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OH MY STARS I JUST SAW THE MUSCLES

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nio_neka May 16, 2022 10:12PM

being gay is a fine but being the top is GREATLY important

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unnameddoc May 16, 2022 10:33PM

oh no, someone gotta tell this poor roman botton that it is okay to stay in the closet if your family doesn't approve international relationships and passiveness
also i love that the parents are the same couple from a previous comic <3

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Norainhere May 16, 2022 10:35PM

^Oh yeah, I totally missed that

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Kuma The Bear May 17, 2022 12:03AM

Well... that some gaullic savage has the hentai haircut

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luinthoron May 17, 2022 4:31AM

Nice. :D

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Sylent-M May 17, 2022 4:58AM

MFW I’m a bottom to a gaullic savage.

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Eindxy. May 17, 2022 8:56AM

^a really MUSCULAR gaullic savage who is both rough in battle and in the bed

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random May 17, 2022 12:54PM

^^because you're a shamefur failure as a Roman and have dishonoled familia

also cuz Hentai Bangs op pls nerf

...meanwhile the geek in me is tickled by the amount of detail given to the mail shirt and the presence of the shoulder doublings widely used in Classical Antiquity, although these look more like the Celtic-style "cape" rather than the linothorax-derived "yokes" of Roman mail and lack the front hook closure common to both...

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SushiKnight May 17, 2022 3:54PM

Centurii-chan knocking it out of the park again.

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mg1342mg May 17, 2022 4:19PM

That wavy mouth of uncertainty. And I thought it was Gallic?

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random May 17, 2022 5:54PM

^"Gaulish" and "Gallic" are both valid - "Gaullic" OTOH isn't. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Funfact: the Irish word gall 'foreigner' (pl. gaill) is derived from Gaul, "who in pre-Viking Gaelic history were the archetypal "foreigners". Dumville says that "what [the Gauls] had done in Gaelic prehistory to gain that status is unknown and was probably unpleasant."" (Caesar recorded some of the Gallic tribes of the Atlantic coast were very accomplished shipbuilders and seafarers and Ireland isn't too far away by sail...)

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Kurookami May 19, 2022 8:19AM

There has been trade route established between the Gaulish and what became the British island, and with the old germanic people. It's a relatively recent discovery, that it was more established and common than thought off, so it's possible that Gaullish people were both the more common foreigner trading and, since the relation existed, raiders/pirates.

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random May 19, 2022 12:36PM

^not sure what's "recent discovery" about it when for example the Ancients themselves described the export of Cornish tin as far afield as the Levant. (Sitting astride the land routes between two seas was a major factor in making the Gaulish princes filthy rich.) It's no news that Europe's "Atlantic facade" has been the scene of bustling shipping routes for a very long time.

Long-distance trade mostly worked by relays of middlemen though - you sold to your neighbour who sold to his neighbour and so on and so on, and then a Nepalese brass statue of Buddha ends up in a Viking grave in central Sweden or something. That the generic term is derived from a more distant connection rather than the Gaels' immediate neighbours (ie. primary trading and brawling partners) around the Irish Sea would imply they were particularly memorable and impactful for one reason or another - compare how derivations of "Frank" became the umbrella term for Western Europeans in the Islamic world, and by extension and osmosis over large stretches of Asia.

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BV May 19, 2022 2:59PM

^ God, way to make me wanna re-watch so many of HistoryTime's documentaries.

That being said I'd like to add to this bit:

for example the Ancients themselves described the export of Cornish tin as far afield as the Levant

yep. the term Britain originates from the Phoenician "baratenak" (or something like that) meaning "the land of tin" or "the tin isles". IIRC, there is archeological evidence of Phoenician traders arriving to modern-day Cornwall to buy tin and sell Mediterranean goods.

going even further back with the tin example, the main sources of tin in the Bronze Age were Britain and Afghanistan. The trade probably went through multiple intermediaries before coming to the complex core system in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, but it still shows how extensive the trade networks even over 3000 years ago were.

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random May 19, 2022 4:04PM

^goes well further back; all the way in the Neolithic megalithic architectural practices primarily originating in Brittany - the headland dominating the crossroads of the Atlantic seaways - spread across the entire "Atlantic Europe" down to Portugal in south, Scandinavia in north and Ireland in the northwest for ex. Later "cultural complexes" of the region display similar patterns ergo connections.

And long-distance trade in desirable goods is a very ancient thing indeed - stone particularly well suited for particular tools was traded from the Urals to Finland for ex, and lapis lazuli from the primary Eurasian source in what is now NE Afghanistan has been exported over continental distances since the mid 7000s BCE.

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CutegirlscryingIloveit May 19, 2022 5:34PM

Why am I getting a history lesson here-

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BV May 19, 2022 5:39PM

^^ one could arguably stretch cultural influences from one region into another even into the mesolithic. Like, I forgot the name, but since you mentioned Brittany, there was this large collection of stones in rural Brittany which, despite earlier expectations of neolithic construction, seems to have originated as a shrine of mesolithic hunter-gatherers, possibly a transitional society between the two worlds/periods. and some of the western hunter-gatherers here must've had contact with their cousins in a the nearby collection of islands.

^ because history slaps, next question.

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random May 19, 2022 7:54PM

^^random historical reference + nerds in attendance = you gonna get lectured :v

^not sure if it's the example you're thinking of but the long barrow style of monument-building was making the rounds around the Meso/Neolithic transition ("Early Neolithic"). That distribution map also nicely underlines how the southern Baltic region was linked to the Atlantic exchange networks by way of the North Sea.

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Eatmeplease May 28, 2022 10:56PM

It is kind of funny that the comics are about lesbians considering that Greek and Romans didn’t believe in them.