When in Rome

Sort of an odd fact, but: did you know that after being seriously pummeled by Hannibal, the Romans not only refused to negotiate, they outlawed the use of the word peace?

So firm were these measures that the word “peace” was prohibited, mourning was limited to only thirty days, and public tears were prohibited even to women. – wikipedia

I’m looking at you, Iraq War Protesters* (and Private Ryan’s Mom).

*This isn’t to imply I think people should be silent, it’s to point out that, despite modern worship, the Romans were basically barbarians.