What did the Romans ever do for us?
Years of division among academics over whether the Romans or the Normans introduced rabbits into Britain appears to have been resolved...
So they brought the Rabbit huh! - Well it was an Ancestor of The Englishman who introduced the Rabbit to Australia - won a Medal and Cash prize in gratitude for doing so - funny the last Oz farmer I mentioned this to didn't seem as grateful....
To save you looking it up here's the Monty Python - What have the Romans ever done for us? sketch from Life of Brian.
Yeah. All right, Stan. Don't labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return?!
Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that's true. Yeah.
And the sanitation.
Oh, yeah, the sanitation, Reg. Remember what the city used to be like?
Yeah. All right. I'll grant you the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Romans have done.
And the roads.
Well, yeah. Obviously the roads. I mean, the roads go without saying, don't they? But apart from the sanitation, the aqueduct, and the roads--
Huh? Heh? Huh...
Yeah, yeah. All right. Fair enough.
And the wine.
Oh, yes. Yeah...
Yeah. Yeah, that's something we'd really miss, Reg, if the Romans left. Huh.
And it's safe to walk in the streets at night now, Reg.
Yeah, they certainly know how to keep order. Let's face it. They're the only ones who could in a place like this.
Hehh, heh. Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Oh. Peace? Shut up!