rugbat t1_j6r88wo wrote

They got nothing on the antichinus. All their males die every mating season. They root and root until their immune systems collapse. Marsupial rats for non-australians. The original "root rats".


rugbat t1_j6mdgfo wrote

Probably the rest of Roman history up to that point. Virgil was writing an epic origin story for the Roman people. It's like a Roman version of Exodus, giving the people an awesome and coherent origin, instead of the mundane and messy real one.