Incidentally, was that the Paximanus whose Treatise was known colloquially
PS, must re-establish my Outlook rule that puts this stuff straight into a
box called Britarch.
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My collaboration with Dr Maria Velleconi of the Museum Romanii in Turin has
resulted in a quite revolutionary understanding of the security systems
within the apparently closed network of Imperial Rome.
It would seem that it was possible for the network to be compromised.
The 'Treatise' by Paximanus only illustrates how everyday Imperial
communication, though apparently under the guard of the 'Praetorai
Transvictai', could be 'hacked'and the result being made open to what we
whould call today as 'the mass media'.
I will, shortly, illustrate this with a piece of evidence that I am sure
will astonish you and perhaps give you a greater understanding of the
matters of ancient Rome, and the politics there within.