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Graves never had any scruples about making things up, but he didn’t need to do all that much, here: the last years of the Roman Republic and first of the Empire were some of the least boring in history.
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The Alcántara Bridge was built in 104-106 CE by Trajan's legions.
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Ice version of the terra cotta army, carved for the Harbin Ice Festival, 2009. Credit: ulrichsson.
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann.
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Before there was tvtropes.org (though not, of course, before tropes), Boswell wondered if Doorstop Babies were common in myth and legend because they are like quicksand or like divorce.
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Bradford matched places in the Odyssey with Mediterranean geography, by using his knowledge of sailing and by correcting Homer’s directions for astronomical precession.
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