A most interesting discussion took place in the ancient hall of Brian O’ciarnain’s in Sraid na Bretaine Bheag, under the auspices of Sluagh na h-Eireann, on the revival of ancient Gaelic sports and the importance of physical culture, as understood in ancient Greece and ancient Rome and ancient Ireland, for the development of the race.
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A Roman Republic existed for 500 years before the start of the Roman Empire.
I know more about the fall of the Roman Empire than the Romans did.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory