They came, they saw, they left no trace...

except for all of Western Civilization

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A Rome full of Greeks, yet few of the dregs are Greek!

For the Syrian Orontes has long since polluted the Tiber,

Bringing its language and customs, pipes and harp-strings

- Juvenal, 118 A.D., Satire III – Fleeing Rome

The history of Italy and Italians is the history of Western civilization. 3,000 years ago Rome was a humble collection of villages str…

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