Trivial beginnings

Trivial: From tri meaning three and via meaning road. In Roman days people chatted where 3 roads met. The open spaces at the confluence of different roads were ideal for getting together with others from neighbouring streets, fulfilling similar roles to the piazzas of Italy today.

The Roman aristocracy held meetings in the buildings of the senate and considered the meeting of the common people to be insignificant by comparison with the importance of their own meetings.




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