A new "Virtus vere Romana" comic strip!
This isn't about special historical persons, but about the cliché of Greeks and Romans.
The difference between Greeks and Romans
Greek: Let's discuss what "place" is.
Roman: Ok! I'll tell you of Rome, and you'll tell me of Athens.
Greek: No, by Jove! It's this way: I'll ask you: What's "place"? And we'll discuss it.
Roman: Which place? The countryside or the town?
Greek: No, it's abput place itself.
Roman: You mean here?
Roman: Are you allright?
Greeks and Romans understood each other's language, but that doesn't mean that the really *understood* each other.
stereotype Greeks were known to enjoy nothing as much as a nice discussion about scientific or philosophic questions with everybody they met. Stereotype Roman could understand neither this habit nor the questions.
My colleague Anne who is an expert for Ancient Greek language helped me with the Greek translation.
Thank you so much!