I had just watched a program on the Roman Emperor Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus,
an unpleasant man who came to an unpleasant end.
(I keep wanting to make a pun using the words "Commodus" and commode.)
Perhaps the residue of that precipitated the (short) Roman soldiers - where the Siamese twin came from is beyond me.
Holly, your knowledge of Latin is impressive .... my father who was fluent in Latin (and read ancient Greek) used to quote how English school boys would note that Latin is a dead language ... it killed the Romans and now its' killing me.