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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Oregon Coast (Bandon in background, I think)
I am back with more information about Terence. It turns out that he was a slave. He was most likely black as he was from Africa, and I don't think there were many white slaves from Africa. Turns out that he was so clever, his owner freed him at which point he took his master's name, Terence, which was traditional even in the southern U.S. I do know that the Romans liked to name their children or sons, specifically, "one", "two", three", thus Terence could have been the tertiary son of someone. Anyway, Terence, the ex-slave, went on to be a playwright, as my sister said, the Noel Coward of Roman times. The famous sayings are lines from his plays which were in general about common relationships and will just bet that themes and plots of those plays have been rehashed many times. Learning something everyday...