Walking Roman Down the Hall

Those who know me know that I enjoy walking. I sometimes walk for stress relief, sometimes for a bit of exercise and sometimes because it helps me think. As a form of transportation, man has yet to improve upon it.

In ancient Rome, walking was a marker of culture and status. And there were apparently “correct” ways to walk.

Catching sight of his daughter walking too quickly, and her husband walking too “softly” (mollius), Cicero is said to have quipped to his daughter “Walk like your husband”, and to his son-in-law “Walk like your wife”. It’s still not a great laugh maybe, but we can begin to get the point.

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