After reading Plutarch, I have come to the conclusion that the real heroes of Rome were men like Cato, Cicero or Brutus. Specially Cato.
What a great man!
Republic has been dead for decades, Gracchii killed it, principiate was the only way out.
What were medieval battles really like, /his/?
I'm guessing they weren't some LOTR style clashing of armies, but what were they really like?
Well I figured that, but would you really want to walk at them either? I figure the fist few ranks at the front line would be skewered and the opposing armies would bleed into each other from there.
What are some /his/ approved anime?
Junketsu no Maria
Rose of Versailles
more here: http://myanimelist.net/anime/genre/13
What was the true intention of the crusades?
Did the Templars find some relic?
Do you like cute girls?
>Cannibalism during the siege of Ma'arra
>Peter the Hermit ruining everything
>Pointless murder, rape and looting of the European countryside because the entire thing was so unorganized
>Muh holy war
>he thinks the bible is a valid source for historical discussion
>-40C in Moscow
>+10 in Moscow
The frost actually enabled the Germans to push a bit further forward, as the autumn mud froze.
The real problem was overrunning the supply infrastructure, a problem caused by distance, not temperature.
The traditional Christian response I've heard to the problem of evil is that people have free will and have fallen into sin, and the traditional atheist response I've heard is that natural disasters like hurricanes have nothing to do with free will and still cause human suffering. This is where the conversation usually ends, and I'm wondering if anyone has a good rebuttal to the natural disaster problem
As a Christian, I don't think people are punished on Earth for their sins except by the natural consequences, i.e. extramarital sex leading to STDs and pregnancy. I don't think evil makes one more likely to be a victim of a natural disaster. Stuff happens. I believe we will be punished for our sins in the afterlife.
God sends droughts and tsunami to darker people to test faith of overweight white middle-class Christians in USA and to let them be better Christians by donating $20 to charity.
I'm not making it up, this is a paraphrase of an explanation I've heard.
Why did the Eternal ANGLO KILL innocent Aryan women and children during the second boer war?
What have Aryans done to get killed this brutal?
The Brits essentially set up the camps to remove civilians from the conflict and mismanaged them so badly that they became starvation camps. The High command, giving little to no fucks, tried to cover it up unsuccessfully.
And there you have it, Bongs set up the first modern concentration camp, and have yet to apologize for it. But then again, compared to the numbers of Irish they starved this was chumps work.
Hypothetically, if you were a terrorist with a time machine, and you could kill one person at any point in time to cause the most damage to humanity, who would you kill?
Alexander the Great before he could conquer Asia and establish a dynasty that would unite all people under one flag. Just imagine, it would probably take another thousand years before another conqueror of his caliber could create a world order. Can you imagine living a thousand years ago? Wouldn't even be able to post from Mars.
Alexander's empire barely lasted a single generation
Also >unite all people
You mean Macedonia, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, as far as he could get into India, and Persia which at the time was like half the world's population to be fair but hardly ALL people.
Does languages get better and more effective as time goes and they evolve?
Has there ever been a successful peasant revolt in history?
Why is liberty so overrated? Isn't it better to live in a dictatorship/kingdom than in a hypocrite "democracy"?
It really depends on what role your playing in that situation, if you are a person, villien, serf, or slave in that political society you might not be to happy or find time to learn how to wind surf because your working 15 hours a day. The king or dictator in that same political society or corporation has a compete opposite point of view, he's got all the time he wants to become expert wind surfer and hang out getting drunk and eating chicken wings. What is his only obligation really? Whatever he decides. I believe your asking this because you never actually been free,...
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Starting off with personal favorite. It takes a true genius to spend 1/3 of your GDP on your coronation. Just fuck my country up senpai.
Anyone who thinks or calls himself "world leader" belongs in a nut house. Any public servant would love for you to think of him as a leader, because he's a voluntary slave, a servant with millions of masters. Sorry about your luck having to live in the feudal system, but you know old saying "when life gives you lemons move to Iceland"
So /his/torians who are your friends from the past?
> Implying Jesus wasn't edgy as fuck
He's basically a classical era Linkin Park.
>be zouave in 1914
>go over the top
>bright red parachute pants get stuck in barbed wire
>bright red fez fails to deflect bullets
>die before I can surrender
who thought this was a good idea?
>not modifying this uniform and making it the new army dress uniform