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  1. Latin word order is pretty crazy with a theoretical Subject Indirect-Object Direct-Object Adverb Verb order. I think it's surprising how spreaded Latin was given how hard it is to master.
  2. Dienekes is one of the my favorite blogs about genetic history, together with Evo and Proud http://evoandproud.blogspot.ro/ Cochran's West Hunter http://westhunt.wordpress.com/ and Razib Khan's blog at Unz Review http://www.unz.com/gnxp/
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    Hello again

    Nice to see you too Aurelia.
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    Hello again

    Oh, Gods. no, no, no!!!
  5. Kosmo

    Hello again

    How you've all been? When I noticed UNRV messages in my email I got a bit of a shock. Good to see that it's still active. I haven't read about roman history in a long time. These days I'm more focused on East Asian cultures and I'm trying to understand all the new information coming from genetics studies about various migrations and admixtures, but I have to admit the genetics lingo often hurts my brain.
  6. JSTOR did not pursue any charges towards him, so it was basically a victimless crime. And for the persecution to ask for such a harsh punishment for academic articles is ridiculous.
  7. The archives of more than 1,200 journals are now available for limited free reading by the public, JSTOR announced today. Anyone can sign up for a JSTOR account and read up to three articles for free every two weeks. This is a major expansion of the Register & Read program, following a 10-month test, during which more than 150,000 people registered for access to an initial set of 76 journals. The new additions bring more than 4.5 million articles from nearly 800 scholarly societies, university presses, and academic publishers into the Register & Read offerings.
  8. Ancient siege techniques are brought back in use but some times they backfire
  9. It would be interesting to know the number of american victims assaulted by american soldiers and how it compares. Anyway, even 12000 rapes by americans in Germany is not that much compared with an estimated 2 millions done by the Red Army. Other WW2 examples of mass rapes are the Rape of Nanjing committed by the Japanese Army in the Chinese capital and the rampage done by French soldiers from Morocco after the Battle of Monte Cassino in Ciociaria region of Latium. The difference is not only in scale, but in attitude. There is a huge difference between crimes committed in times of war and dealt with by military justice and the situation when the Army itself unleashes the soldiers on the civilian population like the Russians and the Japanese did.
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    ancient vs modern symposia

    I can't find the images. Help! I'm over 18. Pinky swear.
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    Total War: Rome II

    Carthage looks amazing.
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    Richard III

    An epic rant by David Mitchell about archaeologists finding the remains of Richard III
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    The Dacian Myth

    This is a bold statement. Dacian was used in Antiquity and still is used as the name of a distinct people with a distinct culture. The relations between various North Thracian tribes: Dacians, Getae and Moesians are unclear and it is posibile that Dacians and Getae were two names for the same tribe or two different, but closely related tribes. Also, I have to point that romantic notions about Dacians, either as works of art, or under the guise of the pseudo-science of thracology, were embraced by other Romanians before and after Ceausescu and his national-communist protochronism and they are a part of romanian nationalism. For example: Eminescu and the other romantics wrote many poems about them in the 19th century, Lucian Blaga wrote a play Zamolxis, A Pagan Mystery in 1921. Mircea Eliade published in exile his studies De Zalmoxis
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    The Dacian Myth

    It is absurd to believe that Dacians had a monopoly over the simple idea of imitating coins, but I've also seen no evidence in the article that the imitations found outside the areas of Dacian influence, e.g. south of the Balkan mountains, are minted there and not imports from silver-rich Dacia. Also, local Thracian/Celts could follow a Dacian model without the presence of a Dacian population (if a Dacian identity would even make sense in a Thracian context) Thracians imitating Dacian imitations of Roman coins.