Prove to me that gladiatorial "games" werent human sacrifices and were ethically superior to wicker men.
They began as ceremonial slave duels to honour the dead in etruscan and early roman history. Perhaps in the etruscan culture they were actual human sacrifices, but when they became a business of entertainment the gladiators would rarely die. It was expensive to replace a slave so the fights were more controlled and less violent than what you see on tv.
they didn't even try to kill each other. it wasn't even a real competition but scripted show comparable to modern day professional wrestling.
have you ever heard that meme how gladiators were fat so it would protect them from cuts and thought how retarded the idea was since you can easily stab through even the fattest fat?
that's because it's not about stopping the real cut intended to kill you but being able to take small fake cuts to spill a little blood without hurting yourself for real.
Why do Marxists seem him as the most evil liberal? Didn't he play a big role in crushing fascism?
Well, he was Lord of the Admiralty during WW1 making him responsible for Galipoli... after three projected models had prove the British and their allies would be unable to take Constantinople... one of those three projected models being OF HIS OWN DESIGN.
how important is philosophy for other disciplines ?
can you tell me about some fruitful collaborations between philosophy and other fields ?
one example would certainly be thomas metzinger who delivered works that are important for neuro and cognitive science
Well philosophy is the foundation on which ideologies are built, and thus is important to any subject which deals with political questionings, such as economics.
Ethics come into place in most subjects too of course. Further, in economics for example philosophy is important in order to define the basic concepts. What is utility and welfare really? Such questions.
Do we have any reconstructions of how Bronze age priests and priestesses outside of Judaism and Egyptian polytheism dressed? What would a priest of Baal or a high priestess of Ishtar have dressed?
54% of people on this world follow(ed) Abrahamic faiths.
Jews confirmed the best theologists?
Because Abrahamic faiths, Christianity and Islam are selective in nature of their acceptance of idea of God.Selective in terms that every single human being must worship their God.
Islam is actually the perfect system for conquest and destruction of other faiths.Every single little thing in Islam serves greater purpose, and that one is to spread Islam.
Compare now that to native European faiths, and you will see just how naive for example druidism or norse polytheism was.
You are only allowed to post in this thread if your country beat at least 3 out of Big Fives .
Which team are you /his/?
Did the ancient Egyptians, Minoans, Sumerians and Myceaneans have fundamentally different systems of morality? In what way did their moral views differ?
I'm not asking about the system of social and political organization pe se, but rather their moral and ethical values.
What you want is a comparative reconstruction of Bronze Age era descriptive - not normative - moralities, if I understand you correctly.
I believe you're asking for a PhD thesis, and assuming we even have sources for all listed civilizations, of which I am not sure.
I suppose we could start by comparing funerary rites, the concept of soul, the divinization of kings, holy war, etc.
We know nothing sice their texts have never been translated
The documents they left don't say much but we know they were a warrior people, that piracy was honorable for them (according to the Odyssey)
Is this /his/ approved?
What are some other favorite historical pieces of theater?
I'm wondering about what direction Roman religion would have gone if Christianity had never existed, or Julian the apostate had succeeded.
Sol Invictus appears to have been the rising star for deities, maybe even replacing Jupiter as the most important deity of the Roman world? Isis and Serapis was also on the rise.
I know this isn't /lit/, but does anyone here have a recommendation for a book on the crusades? I'm looking for something that goes into good detail and sticks to a historical perspective rather than playing politics. It doesn't have to be comprehensive or 1500 pages, just a good primer on the historical aspects of the period and the events.
Anyone have any ideas about this?
How long would it take to dye a piece of clothing (maybe a glove or a cape) tyrian purple?
>ITT:Historical figures you can't help but romanticise.
in reality they were basically an organized group of professional killers, but that code of theirs and the way they fought to the end makes them pretty romantic, that and the Ikeda ya affair
Why did he get BTFO so hard in the post-war election?
he was a tory, Labour was gaining a lot of momentum, Attlee was promising the 'New Jerusalem' which many who suffered from rationing and blitz craved
also many (sadly I have no source on hand) believed at the time that he was an excellent crisis leader but a poor choice to lead Britain post-War
Just a friendly reminder that he signed off most of the British Empire and its huge cache of patents at the time, to the States.
Not saying that this wasn't more or less inevitable at some point, perhaps he even managed to get favourable terms for the UK, but he still did it.
Redpill me on this guy, /his/.
>inb4 holocaust stuff
A very depraved, sick genius and made arguments based on a wealth of first-hand sources and showed us a lot of what we take for granted is just Enlightenment memes.
>he hinted that sexuality was a choice.
I don't think he ever said it was a choice as if you actively choose to be gay, but that it's a fetish that develops due to your surroundings.