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    Roman togas were designed to be difficult to wear. Senators had to constantly hold them up with one hand. It was supposed to discourage fighting or something like that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Chaz88 View Post
    I very much doubt it.

    Actually not even the Romans liked togas, not full ones anyway. They were heavy, cumbersome, and only really used for special occasions.
    Such as family dinners. Wear a toga. Don't let your dad down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattMystrieo View Post
    Such as family dinners. Wear a toga. Don't let your dad down.
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    Romans also loved figs, dates, honey, various seeds, etc. We once cooked roman style back in high school for our Latin class. Wasn't too bad.
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    Can't see anything that was "Roman" about the food, nor the dress funnily enough. Just seemed like normal fine dining. I had john dory and duck btw.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bissen View Post
    The people on palatine hil practically lived in them. WTF do you mean by heavy anyway. They were a single piece of cloth wrapped around them.
    In the early days of Rome the toga was a lot more common, however they were a pain in the arse to wear so eventually became phased out and only used for formal occasions. Much like the suit and tie is becoming today.

    Also they were upwards of 6m in length and made from wool, which is a lot more cumbersome than the linen we usually imagine. They also wore a linen tunic underneath which would have made the toga absolutely boiling on hot days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jou View Post
    Don't let them lie to you. Most Romans wore tunics without pants and a cinch rope. You should try that. Really get the Roman feel.
    Not quite. As Bissen said the slaves wore tunics. To distinguish themselves Roman citizens would wear a pallium, which is along the same idea as a toga but much easier to wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Signus View Post
    Roman togas were designed to be difficult to wear. Senators had to constantly hold them up with one hand. It was supposed to discourage fighting or something like that.
    Correct. A toga was a symbol of peace.
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    what is this? an intensive history phd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaliost View Post
    what is this? an intensive history phd?
    Just a guy with a little background knowledge, bit of interest in the subject, armed with wikipedia.
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    Among the Italian regional cuisines, Roman is the heaviest...mostly based on the guts, intestines and tale.....with the exception of Carbonara and Porchetta Romana (roast pork Roman style) it is normally not found really pleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyldor Gwyvallt View Post
    Among the Italian regional cuisines, Roman is the heaviest...mostly based on the guts, intestines and tale.....with the exception of Carbonara and Porchetta Romana (roast pork Roman style) it is normally not found really pleasant.

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    for peasants or working class people which were basically slaves, sure. the upper classes and aristocracy ate lamb and pork for almost every meal. their most common dish was simple lamb marinating in olive oil, lemon, and garlic for days to weeks at a time. this is also what the greeks ate, but oregano was their thing and so they often incorporated that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zato`1 View Post
    for peasants or working class people which were basically slaves, sure. the upper classes and aristocracy ate lamb and pork for almost every meal. their most common dish was simple lamb marinating in olive oil, lemon, and garlic for days to weeks at a time. this is also what the greeks ate, but oregano was their thing and so they often incorporated that.
    Mhh... I think the "Roman" restaurant the OP refers to is not to some hollywood style, kitchy place, re-enactment style of the ancient times.. but simply the "typical" Roman cuisine of nowadays...no plebs and patricians left now.
    The kitchen I refer to is the CURRENT Roman (area) food style, eat in the last 100-200 years.

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