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To: redgolum
Can I sue the Romans for enslaving my ancestors?

Hey, they're my ancestors, too.

I think first we have to pay the Romans reparations for kicking their little Latin heinies at the Battle of the Teutoburger Wald. ;-)

700 gold denarii per man, at 7% interest compounded annually for 2000 years, is ...

16 posted on 09/07/2008 12:26:10 PM PDT by Campion
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To: Campion
700 gold denarii per man, at 7% interest compounded annually for 2000 years, is ...

But the Romans often used simple interest after Julius Cesar, so that won't be so bad. Though 749 gold denarii would be quite a sum nowadays. Guess we will have to call it a wash.

Although, it has often been thought that some of my family had Roman blood, so I might owe reparations to myself...

20 posted on 09/07/2008 3:09:54 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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