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It takes all sorts to be a Roman Legionnaire

Liquorice allsorts

Apparently I would have starved had I been a Roman Legionnaire. Largely because they used to be given liquorice sticks to chew while they marched to help stave off hunger and thirst. I really, really can’t stand liquorice. Is Liquorice a Marmite thing where you either love it or hate it?

This Roman wears a liquorice uniform and has been fashionably dipped in sherbert 🙂

Also how does chewing liquorice stop your thirst? I think I get the hunger point to a degree, but not the thirst. Can anyone explain that in non-scientific terms to science plebs (copyright – Andrew Mitchell) like me?

These Romans clearly prefer carrots to liquorice

About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

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