Monday, 20 February 2012

The Rotten Romans

When the Ermine Street Guard aren't crucifying people or maintaining a slave economy, they like a nice cup of tea. Snapped on my phone - without flash - in a museum café, hence the rotten quality. I like the juxtaposition of the martial and the domestic though.

I do often wonder about re-enactors. I'm sure the vast majority are nice people keen on a more immediate recreation of historical events - but they quite often gloss over the nastier bits (in this case, slavery, invasion, vicious punishments etc). I'm reminded of the Peep Show episode in which Mark's taken to a WW2 re-enactment day, only to find that his Wehrmacht friend is a little too enthusiastic about certain elements of the German Army's actions.

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