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Subject: The latest buzz...
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: February 6, 2002 at 6:49:40 AM
Reply to: Wild-wild West by Pavlos
Yes, I thought of associating Vespasian with the word vesper, too, but it could also be derived from the Latin word "vespa", meaning "wasp". Considering how a lot of Roman names often had uncomplimentary or even comical meanings, it could be that an early ancestor of Vespasian's was waspish.

-- Nanaea

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