I think a while ago I promised/threatened to have a regular feature on passing claims being made about the ancient world, with the hopes that someone (possibly me ... at least I'll remember them this way) might want to confirm or refute the claim (maybe I just dreamed I did it) ... in any event, here's this week's collection:

From the Herald Dispatch:

The ancient Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder once wrote: Home is where the heart is.

From the Charlotte Observer:

Ancient Romans used honey as money to pay taxes.

From the Wildcat:

The ancient Romans dyed their hair with bird droppings.