Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Interesting findings

From Vomitory's "Blood Rapture" album review on

"Just to be clear on one thing, the name of the band is really not the place where one disgorges the contents of the stomach, but a term describing an entrance piercing the banks of seats of a theater, arena or stadium (although only the band itself knows exactly why the name was chosen)."
After a quick check, it seems like the Romans were actually using the term vomitorium in the same context as the one described by the author of the review, to describe an exit from an amphitheatre. Very well then, this seems acceptable with a little bit of imagination.