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Old May 15 2013, 07:11 AM   #8
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Re: The Romulans as "Space Romans"

From TMOST:
Romulans are highly militaristic, aggressive by nature, ruthless in warfare, and do not take captives. The Star Empire is a dictatorship, with some similarities to the warrior-stoic philosophies of Earth's ancient Roman Empire.
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One probably shouldn't take the idea of the Romulans being "Space Romans" too literally.
Exactly. The Romulans of TOS Trek were loosely based on a combination of ancient Rome and Sparta. They weren't meant to be a precise analog of any past Earth civilization.
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