Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Meh~tdology

    Meh~tdology said, over 2 years ago

    I believe Roman trials went something like this:
    “He who has the most witnesses wins.”
    Oh, and torture was allowed.

  2. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    Bloody Romans were everywhere! Shouldn’t be surprised if one day
    soon archaeologists announce the finding of Roman ruins at Novum
    Eboracum [New York].

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago


    Two of the weirder things of history are Roman and Phoenician coins showing up in those Mississippi burial mounds.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    The Romans would not have bothered. Keeping order was one of their main priorities and if someone wasn’t causing trouble, they tended to be left alone.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago


    Roman citizens could not be tortured. Non-citizens on the other hand…

    Roman trials tended to be charge and evidence. Gallio (of Achaia) had a reputation of being fair in his judgements, for example.
    An example of how people could press charges come in the Acts account of the riot at Ephesus: “35 After quieting the crowd, the town clerk said, “Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of the image which fell down from heaven? 36 So, since these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and to do nothing rash. 37 For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of our goddess. 38 So then, if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a complaint against any man, the courts are in session and proconsuls are available; let them bring charges against one another. 39 But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the lawful assembly. 40 For indeed we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today’s events, since there is no real cause for it, and in this connection we will be unable to account for this disorderly gathering.” 41 After saying this he dismissed the assembly.”

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 2 years ago

    The artwork of the main panel makes the place look cozy…..I wouldn’t mind living there….Oooo….And I really like how the smoke from the fire rises into the clouds of heaven…But what does Duncan’s last statement mean? I don’t get it….Barking and growling are better?

  7. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, over 2 years ago


    No, the weird thing is how nobody wants to admit that Clovis and Solutrean weapons technology was the same!

  8. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 2 years ago

    Sometimes, a hasty retreat is the best defense.

  9. Erebrannor

    Erebrannor said, over 2 years ago

    Has anyone else noticed that Wiley’s wolves look like bears?

  10. Greyce

    Greyce said, over 2 years ago


    Yes, kind of like Russia, China, the United States . . .

  11. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    Hmp. Qui-Gon Jinn was right!

  12. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago


    And they come from Chicago…

  13. westny77

    westny77 said, over 2 years ago

    Oh my history in the making. What would the Romans want with a simple nobody? He is just an average Joe.

  14. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 2 years ago


    No, Rome had to act. You cannot allow slaves to escape. Bad precedent.. Remember Sparticus and American fugitive slave laws.

  15. Dr.silly

    Dr.silly said, over 2 years ago


    You know this is a comic strip, not a history book, right?

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