Can this be seen as an accurate descrpition of what happend ?
would Caesar be a better emperor than his successors if he hadn't been assasinated?
Define better? Caesar claimed he killed about 1,000,000 gauls and enslaved another million (no doubt exaggerated).
He was a complete sociopath who was mad with power, so I'd imagine he'd be similar to Nero albeit a better conqueror. his treatment of the native populations of conquered territories would probably only spawn more rebellions, so in my opinion not that gr8 m8
well had caesar lived, he wouldn't have been an emperor. the emperors only came about due to and after his death. if caesar live he would have continued to be dictator for life and there is some evidence that he may have wanted to be diefied.
caesar would definitely not have been a Nero before there was even a Nero. caesar actually treated the Gauls and other tribes he conquered rather well considering how many ancients would have. he showed clemency towards them and made alliances with them too.
>threads about religion
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>threads about nazism
Why the fuck is this board so shit? It should be just about fucking history before WWII
So Mike Duncan is compiling and publishing all the transcripts from the History of Rome Podcast in a four-volume set. http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/2016/06/the-history-of-rome-vol-i-the-republic.html
He's also writing "The Storm Before The Storm" about what led to the conditions that allowed Augustus to turn the world's most famous anti-monarchist republic into a monarchy. [spoiler]It's also doing some classic historical writing and trying to place America somewhere along the timeline of Roman history, to see what the possible future might be[/spoiler]
Has he crossed the line into 'actual historian' yet, or at least 'more respected than Dan Carlin'? Also, general hype. For all the errors in the first episodes (which are being corrected in the book) I thought he did a good job of moving at a respectable speed through centuries of history and drawing out some important lessons.
Historians are not describers of the past. Historians do research. They try to explain the past according to the surviving evidence. Some historians do create textbooks and descriptive non fiction works about the past, but creating these kind of works does not make one their author an historian. Therefore, Mike Duncan is not an historian.
So Hans Delbrück is not a historian because he draws conclusions?
Historiography of any scope shows far more people taking in data, interpreting it, and demonstrating conclusions (especially trying to apply past situations to present events) than it shows academic machines who put out bland paste without offering some sort if interpretation (and that many who try still fall prey to their own inherent biases).
How did the general standard of living change during his rule?
What the fuck went so wrong?
Is the number 4 real?
what makes something funny?
Name a memey-er country
What is the /his/ consensus on pic related?
Can someone explain this meme to me?
Wtf happened there?
Are feudalism and the welfare state fundamentally different or are we just led to believe so by buttmad Jewish historians?
If the Gospel of John is written by a presumably Judean native and eyewitness, why can't he tell the difference between Hebrew and Aramaic?
Following the Battle of Vercellae in 101 BC Marius granted all Italian soldiers Roman citizenship. He justified this action to the Senate by saying in the din of battle he could not distinguish Roman from ally. This effectively eliminated the notion of allied legions; henceforth all Italian legions would be regarded as Roman Legions.
Is Gehngis Khan histories single greatest rapist? Or was there someone we know who personally commented more rape?
Genghiz Khan was following Steppe (and Chinese) practice in which every single powerful entity sends a daughter to the Emperor/Khan so that he's linked to the ruling dynasty via familial ties.
And G. Khan had a big empire.
Pick sort of related. It's the first Ming Dynasty Emperor. Chinese Imperial surnames now number in perhaps hundreds and millions of descendants. Now since the sons of all those...
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Military battles thread. Videos, pictures, whatever. Post everything battles.