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Overrated Myths (And Underrated Facts) About Ancient Rome
How well do you read Latin? Because if youâ€™re not all that good at reading Latin or other dead languages, good news: you could have still had a job as an 1800s historian. Fun example: thereâ€™s a story claiming the Roman emperor Caligula was SO CRAZY, he sent a whole army to a beach to pick up seashells for him. However, the Latin word â€˜musculiâ€™ means both â€œshellsâ€ and â€œmilitary hutsâ€, so he likely actually told his troops to pack up their campsite. Which is normal. Thatâ€™s a completely different kind of emperor, right? And hereâ€™s a fun thing: your pop cultural understanding of the Roman Empire is approximately that far off of the truth, in a lot of fascinating ways.On this weekâ€™s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Siobhan Thompson (CollegeHumor, BBC America) and Patrick Wyman (Tides Of History, â€˜Jeopardy!â€™) for a trip through the inaccurate lies youâ€™ve been fed about the ancient Romans, and also the much more interesting true things you never knew about them. Get your head straight about everything from mighty gladiators to ancient fast food to the stunning economic benefits of living near a former Roman road.Footnotes: http://www.cracked.com/podcast/overrated-myths-and-underrated-facts-about-ancient-rome/
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The Lost Roman Legion - Legio IX Hispana
The Ninth Roman Legion and its 5000 soldiers was famous across Rome in the 1st century BCE. But by 200 CE, the Ninth had vanished from nearly all historical records, and to this day no one has ever confirmed what really happened to all those men.Sponsors!Gabi - Take two minutes and see if you can save up to $865 a year on car insurance at Gabi.com/GONE. There are NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam. Grove Collaborative - Go to Grove.co/GONE to get a FREE FIVE PIECE Spring Cleaning Set from Mrs. Meyerâ€™s and Grove!
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TSS 008: Writer Jimmy McPike
Jimmy McPike is an aspiring writer that goes by the pen name Bard Brehon. He has a bachelorâ€™s degree in history with a focus on Ireland. He has done military service for the marines. He has also been a contributor on The Jock and Nerd Podcast. Be a part of the show! Send us a... The post TSS 008: Writer Jimmy McPike appeared first on The Jock and Nerd Podcast.