rotten romans

Lotsa times in Roman times, the children would be named after the father. For boys this meant duplication, and for girls it often meant changing the ‘-us’ to ‘-a’ in Claudius to Claudia, Julius to Julia, Flavius to Flavia, etc. I know this because of Rotten Romans by Terry Deary. This playlist is somewhat related to that fact.

1. Antonia – Motion City Soundtrack

2. Cecilia – Simon and Garfunkel

3. Cynthia – Millionyoung

4. Daria – Cake

5. Eugenia – Scott Joplin

6. Gloria – Van Morrison

7. O Valencia! – The Decemberists

8. Victoria – Jukebox the Ghost

9. Dancing Virginia – Jump, Little Children

10. I’m Coming Virginia – Artie Shaw

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September 20, 2010

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