Bogus Roman Handshake!

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In Graeco-Roman artefacts, there are many depictions of the "dextrarum iunctio" (joining of right hands) to express solidarity, agreement, greeting and farewell. This is always hand in hand. The so-called "Spartan" forearm handshake seems to be pure invention for theatre and film and is totally BOGUS!

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“Superb page of beautifully photographed Roman coins in the personal collection of @OptimoPrincipi including a nice one of Antoninus Pius with a genuine Roman handshake on the 'ships' side. https://t.co/dPOWuteQfj #RomanHistory #RomanCoins No #BogusRomanHandshake here! 😁”

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