Aaaa) Rome

History of Old Rome by Theodor Mommsen.
Let's begin from its origins.
The mortgages did not exist.
The wife had her husband and did not belong to the State.
The creditor was owner of something.
The debitor became owner of that same thing only when had paid his creditor.
This way the distrains did not exist as well as the procurers.
A foreigner could become guest of a Roman citizen.
All the Roman inhabitants wore the same pattern of tunic.
The travertine blocks got the sun on the dry calctufe.
The peperino stones were less precious but very useful.

by Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello

Comments (4)

I recited this poem at my high school graduation in 1956.
Wow. I never knew this poem existed. And, of course, it's written so very better than I could have said it. I will now get better acquainted with the poems of Sir Henry Wotton.
THE RELIGIOUS BENT ASIDE, IS THERE A BETTER DESCRIPTION OF CHARACTER WORTHY OF EMULATION? ?
just beautiful..........