“All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what ‘have’ the Romans done for us?”

An infamous quote from what many would consider quite an inappropriate movie today – Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The quote has often been used to symbolise the good that can come from a situation which, in the main, brought more negatives than positives.