Fitness instructor carves his girlfriend’s name into the Colosseum.
As a result of technological advances and shortages of enslaved workers, water power became used more widely in the Roman Empire around the late third century; the earliest known depiction of a water-powered stone sawmill was produced around this time in Hierapolis. Later, in 371, the poet Ausonius wrote an ode to the Moselle River: “He turns his millstones in furious revolutions and drives the shrieking saws through smooth blocks of marble.”
If there is a word in the dictionary under any letter from A to Z that I abominate, it is energy.—Charles Dickens, 1865
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