Just so y'all know, I'm in the midst of putting together a pile of webpages, one of which is devoted to finding sources for various claims that 'the Romans invented ...' or the 'Greeks invented ...' or the omnipresent 'Alexander the Great brought _____ back with him'. So here's one I've never seen before (from the Telegraph):

The Romans appeared to have mastered toast. They brought toast to Britain along with the chicken and central heating. By the 1800s, many homes had hearth toasters - wire frames that could be swung into action.

... so what's the evidence that the Romans had toast? Do we even know whether they sliced their bread (as opposed to tearing it off)?