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The Bit Before the Middle Ages was the third story in The History Tour series by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett. The third part covered developments in Ancient Rome.

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  • Football originated in Ancient Rome. The game got less violent after Christians stopped being used as the ball.
  • The Doctor and Peri witness the earliest form of Roman commercialism.
  • According to the Doctor, the Roman Centurions were the finest band of fighting men all over one hundred years of age.
  • The Doctor says the Romans were best remembered for their road-making skills, especially their spaghetti junctions.
  • The Doctor considers the Latin teacher to be the most ferocious fighting force to come out of Rome.
  • The Doctor claims the galley slaves had a hard time rowing to the monotonous drum-beat of the galley master until he synthesised it up for them.
  • The Doctor believes he has been given an award by the Roman Emperor but it turns out to be the Dalek Emperor.

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