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Friday: November 2, 2007

Honoring Both Sides

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I don’t much care about the corruption story, but I do find it fascinating that the Romanian Minister of Agriculture is named Decebal Traian Remes. His parents obviously cared deeply about the Dacian campaigns of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries, but couldn’t decide whether to name him after the Dacian king Decebalus or his conqueror, the Roman Emperor Trajan.