A Conversation for The Romans in Britain: Minerals
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Started conversation Sep 24, 2004
Interesting series of Entries, Elentari.
Haven't read any properly yet. However, ref 'salary': Soldiers of the Roman army were given salt rations. Later, the custom changed and soldiers were given money to buy their salt rations. This was called 'salarium argentum', meaning 'salt money'; from which we get the word 'salary'.
Elentari Posted Sep 24, 2004
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Posted Sep 24, 2004
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