I just read I, Claudius and found it to be the best thing I've ever read. What are the best nonfiction books that are about the time in I, Claudius (Augustus - Caligula)
What does it mean to 'exist'?
I believe being dead is not worse than being alive.
What's wrong with my belief system?
>What's wrong with my belief system?
You've reduced it down to a single sentence with no support or argumentation that is vague enough to allow for many differing interpretations that can all contradict one another.
Was he history's first feminist?
Why is Cleopatra VII Philopator so famous?
Is impressively rapid industrialization thanks to Stalin and the Soviet system a meme?
Were there any people persecuted for witchcraft that were actually attempting to practice it?
If the 3rd Reich had succeeded, would it have been more of a "New Rome" than America is/was?
not OP but bumping
germany today is europe's powerhouse. give them hegemony over the rest of europe, and given their advances in rocket development and eventual competition with USA and Russia, and they would have gotten to the moon sooner. we'd probably be 30 years ahead in the future overall.
Find a more based man than Monsieur Voltaire
>Finest playwright of his time
>European Monarchs idolized him
>His people love him
>BTFO the Church
>BTFO Louis XVI
King John: was he so bad?
Why didn't French parts of the United States continue to speak French after the Louisiana purchase while Quebec remains francophone long after being incorporated to an English speaking country
in New Orleans and southern Louisiana there were quite a few people. In the deep deep pats of Louisiana cajun French is still spoken. Why didn't the state of Louisiana become the Quebec of the United States?
Daily reminder that Venetian Republic was longest continuous form of government in history and monarchies, empires, dictatorships are child plays compared to serious business and glory of the Doge.
In any form of medieval media I've watched aiming for realism, I've never seen a metal shield, let alone heard mention of one. Are they a late medieval/early renaissance thing? Or were they all just wood and leather with a possible thin metal lining?
Later shields had metal lining on the outside. I really don't know why they didn't make metal shields. curios too if anyone knows, because surely if metallurgy can make armor it could make thin enough shields
My guess was that they would be too heavy for something that has to be moved quickly and accurately, and it would be a waste of metal that could be used for plate armor, that's why I was wondering if they were real or just a product of fantasy
true and besides the cost wood has some give and metal does not, so that could be an issue. I do know some people like Rome or afrika had like golden and jewel encrusted shields but not for war use, more of a wealth thing really. When you say fantasy are you counting plate shields? because those were def a thing
Where is the actual proof for God/Allah/YHWH/etc?