Episode 19: The Romanization of Britain

The Roman Empire emerges following the death of Julius Caesar.  Emperor Claudius sets his sights on Britain, and the native Celtic culture becomes Romanized.  We look at the evolution of Latin words related to law, money and social classes.

2 thoughts on “Episode 19: The Romanization of Britain

  1. Loving your podcast so far. I’ve always had an interest in etymology, so I’m just eating it up!
    Just one correction for you. Your mention of the French phrase, “bon marché”, is spelled with the “accent aigu” or acute accent, making the word pronounced, mar-SHAY.

  2. In the UK, I don’t know about the US, the word ‘pleb’ is used pejoratively to refer to someone who is seen as vulgar or common. The user of such a word would usually be considered to be snooty.

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