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    Phalanx Vs. Legions

    Note: I did not say the Romans never beat them I said the majority of the battles they did not. The battle of Asculum. If it had not been for the selfish Greek enemies of King Philip V of Macedonia who knew what could have happpened. You have to believe that this had something to do with the Greek downfall. If the Greeks united as the Roman Republic did, there is no doubt in my mind that the history of the world would be changed entirely. To answer the first part of your question it was not the legion vs. phalanx that led Greece to their downfall it was unloyalty and self ambition by the Greeks. To answer you second question when an Athenian at that time applied for duties of citizenship they must apply for training at the age of 18 years old. Maybe not as effective as the Spartan hopllite but should have been able to protect its frontier if all the other Greeks had cooperated. Roman legions were all adults who had to be over the height of 5' 7".
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    Roman Slaves

    I'm sorry I interpreted it the wrong way.
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    Phalanx Vs. Legions

    In my opinion I prefer the Greek phalanx. Don't get me wrong eventually the Roman legionaries would take over the world but the phalnanx is a remarkable unit. I know what some of you may say, the legion is heavily armoured and more versitile. The fact is the Greek phalanx is more disciplined and concentrated. The phalnanx were indeed vulnerable from the flank and rear, but the forward was inpenatrable. Alexander the great took over the world with phlananx. A solid spear wall is not easily broken through. It is one of the only units at that time that time that was not going to be broken by but force. In order to defeat a phalanx you must outmaneuver it. This is not the same with a legionay cohort. The hoplites did not need heavy armour like the cohorts all they needed was a speer and shield to protect from missiles. The Romans had trouble dealing with Greece. Remember with the exception of the careless King Phyrrus the Greek states defeated Rome in the majority of battles. Once the phalanx gets going forward there is no way to repel them. There were swordsman in between the phalanx formation to keep opposition out of the spear wall. The phalanx were practically an unbeatable unit. I don't care if you have well trained legionaries against militia hoplites. If the legionaries can't get throught to them they practically lost. Not to mention Spartan hoplites trained from the age of seven. And not only them it has been reported that Athens also trained their young at a very young age. So take your pick gentleman, I look forward to hearing from you all.
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    Lithuania

    The Lithuanians had nothing to do with Rome, because the Romans did not cross the Rhine. Since Varus lost to the Germans the Romans stopped their advance. I do have an idea on the Lithuanians check out the Scthians at that time of the Romans.
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    Roman Slaves

    I'm sorry I do not know how you can call an evil Adolph Hitler who did such evils Uncle Adolph, that is insensitive and not right.
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    Roman Slaves

    I believe that many of the Romans were Celts looking for a permanent home. They just had the idea of building a civilization and living a civilized life. That might explain why most Italians are like that. I am not saying that most Italians are like this. In southern Italy Samnites may have dominated the area. The problem is in northen Italy it has been dated to come from northern area potentially reaching Gaul and the semi civilzed Dacians. (Also the idea of Greek influence could have sparked civilization.)
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    Roman Slaves

    Your heritage does not depend on your looks. I'm an Egyptian you may think I'm dark and have dark hair. Your right, I do, I have really dark brown hair and olive oil skin. But a lot of my family have red hair, pale skin, and blue and hazel eyes. This is just a feature spread by the nordic culture. I do not consider myself to have celtic or nordic blood in my family. I purely state that I have Egyptian roots. Remember Vikings spread their influences very far because of great navigational skills and ships. Nords have undoubtedly been to the Mediterranian, and maybe longer ago than we think. Remember King Ramesese has been proven to have red hair even through dna testing, and I'm sure even more Italians have this.
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    Roman Slaves

    So, yes, anyway, the first Turkic visitor to the Roman Empire will surely have been a Hun: they arrived in Europe far earlier than any other Turkic speakers. Thank you! The Turks knew the Romans way before any Huns came around. Turks were undoubtedly forced into slavery Asia Minor beeing very close to the Romans. On the other hand the Indians so far away that the only western civilzation to reach them is Persian, by no means were slaves to Romans. The only reason Romans remotely knew Indians existed at that time was from the trde route from Egypt. India is a lot closer to China then the Mediterranian. No Roman had set foot in India 'till Marco Polo many centuries later.
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    Delian League/athenian Empire

    The Mecedonian kings at that time had nothing to do with Persian invasion of Greece. Macedonia could care less with Romans entering their frontier. Much later Alexander took over Persia itself. So the Greek city states even though there was concern of Persians were not too concerned. Why would Sparta fear an attack the Persians knew that their warriors were trained from infancy. The Pelopennesian league was never in any danger by the Athenians they must have felt danger so they attacked. Same thing with the Persians they may have thought that Athens was week and thought they would cruise to ane easy victory. Athens was indeed a power in the Mediterranian and the Persians learned that the hard way.
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    Delian League/athenian Empire

    The Greeks never asked for Sparta's help when Persian planned an invasion of Athens. The only time the Spartans and Athenians teamed up was when the Persians planned an invasion of Greece. The Perisians were not hard to defeat at all. Although they had superior numbers the Atenians had a great weapon in massive walls of phalanx. When Persia planned this all the Greeks did was scrap up an army of militia. Honestly don't you think the hevily armoured phalanx of Athens really needed help defeating the short sworded nicely clothed men of Persia?
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