Chapter 8 of The Bloody Funny History of Rome begins with The
Gallic Italy tour of 390 BC when the Greek
philosopher Aristotle mentioned Rome historically for the first time and
wrote: "The barbarians sacked it!" The Gauls
were fierce beer-drinking warriors who laughed at death (since they
didn't get jokes) and got drunk to fight nude - a sight to terrify any
enemy. Gone Gaul sees the barbarians head back home again, not because they're beaten, but because they heard that
some other Gauls were sleeping with their wives while they were away at
work. Rome's class war ends when they finally Consul the plebs
and ban nexi (debt-slavery). The Gall of the Gauls sees
them return for more loot. Most of them got a head at Rome, which they displayed in
wooden trophy boxes to prove that they had killed an enemy warrior.
Rome's empire wobbles when the Etruscan League strikes back.