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SALUTE

THE SALUTE EVOLVED FROM ANCIENT ROME. AS A MEANS
OF GREETING, THE ROMANS PUT THEIR HANDS UP TO
SHOW THAT THEY WERE FRIENDS AND HAD NO WEAPONS.
THIS STARTED BECAUSE BRUTUS KILLED CAESAR WHO
WAS SUPPOSEDLY A FRIEND. IT THEN EVOLVED INTO A
WAY OF GREATING A FRIEND AND FINALLY INTO A SALUTE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HISTORY

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
SPEECH -- Greetings Salutations
SPEECH -- Salutes

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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