|CHAPTER 11 And there was another tribe of capes who called themselves Romans.
2 The Romans learned how to make dtemples,
3 eAnd monuments,
4 fAnd inscriptions in stone,
5 gAnd wars,
6 hAnd slaves,
7 And imoney,
8 And were therefore civilized,
9 jAnd believed they had been selected by the Gods as the Chosen Tribe,
10 kAbove all others,
11 lEt cetera.
CHAPTER 21 The Romans believed in doing things the measy way,
2 Like eating on couches,
3 And having a little urn next to the couch so they could make room for seconds without leaving the table,
4 And wrapping themselves up in a single big sheet called a toga instead of wearing clothesn,
5 All of which saves time,
6 And resulted in the biggest Roman invention,
||7 oWhich is called "appropriating,"
8 And means taking something from somebody else,
9 Changing its name when nobody is looking,
10 And then pretending it was yours all along.
11 And so they appropriated as much as they could from the Greeks,
12 Like all the pGreek Gods and Goddesses,
13 And most of the qGreek myths,
14 rAnd comedy and philosophy and history,
15 Especially history,
16 sWhich has a way of happening all by itself,
17 tWhether you do anything yourself or not,
18 And also maybe not as much philosophy as comedy,
19 Because uphilosophy isn't easy,
20 Which is why the Romans actually had to make up some philosophy of their own,
21 To introduce the idea that,
22 vIf a thing isn't easy, it isn't worth doing at all.