So, there’s already lots to talk about. For example, the foreign influences that shaped the Forum Boarium and Rome. We may even mull over a passage or two of ancient literature. First, there’s Greek Hercules’s arrival on the banks of the Tiber, as described by Virgil. Second, there’s Virgil’s narration of how psychic Carmenta and her whiny Greek son Evander settled here. And what about the arrival of Bacchus’s mother, who was fleeing the torments of the jealous goddess Hera? With all these foreign protagonists, one realizes that Rome is not as Roman as most people think!