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    Allia River

    One of the fascinating things I find is the sack of Rome by Gauls in 390 BC. Now why did the Romans lose? Many point out that they panicked and ran at the site of the barbarians. It was said even though Rome did not have the military system we know today at that time, they were still a lot more organized than the Gallic army. If they lost their composure at that battle how did they become so dominant over the once 'superior' Gauls? Did they learn from their mistake, or did they just become more organized? The way I see it is if the Romans had a better army, better equipment, and organization they majorly lacked something. The question is what?
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    I know Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians, but I can't help to notice a lot of the architecture, infrastructure are Greco-Roman. The Phoenicians were obvioulsy an Orientalist culture but it seems they found the Western styles as a more effective means of building a city. What was the whole deal there?
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    Argubly one of the hardest areas for Alexander to conquer was the Phoenecian city of Tyre. Not so much the mainland, but the nearly impenitrable harbor town. Alexander was offered surrender by the Tyrians but refused to let him sacrifice at the temple of Melqart. This was something only a native king could do during ceremonies. Furious, Alexander went on to create a mole to breach the defenses of Tyre. He was constantly harassed by ships and needed naval support more than anything. Eventually Tyre could not have held out any longer because of overwhelming forces. The rest of the soldiers were slaughtered as everyone in the city except those in the temple. Later those people would be sacrificed on crosses. In conclusion, if there was a battle that nearly handed Alexander a defeat it was that of Tyre. Something that not even Nebuchanezzar could do, Alexander could. My question to you guys: 1. Do you guys think that it shows how hard it was to conquer Tyre? 2. Do you guys think that it shows how great a general Alexander truly was?
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    Euro 2008

    Holland v. Italy should be good, look forward to it. Although it'll be more like the Olympic diving teams then actual teams unfortunately.
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    What is everyone's favorite Drink?

    Water and powerade. Gatorade has too much salt bleh!
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    Happy Birthday Rome

    *They came from the blackness.* Just kidding Happy Birthday Rome! Roma Invicta!
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    Where was Cleopatra from?

    She was Macedonian but it is not unlikely she had some Egyptian blood in her in some way. Her love for Egypt was can't be denied though, whether she was ethnically Macedonian or Egyptian she always considered herself an Egyptian. Until of course she had that run-in with the snake.
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    Happy Birthday, Viggen!!!

    Happy Birthday Viggen!!!
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    Happy Birthday PP

    Happy Birthday Primus Pilus Imperator Vercentorix La Viva Moderator!
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    Happy birthday GO!

    How did I miss this one! I have it circled on my calendar and written on my hand yet I missed it! I'm sorry, Happy Birthday Gaius!!!
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    The Ottoman Empire

    I have just taken great interest in the Ottoman Empire, nothing new I've been interested in them for almost 2 years now. The thing that fascinates me with them is their ability to stay up to speed with the Western Imperialist powers. Although their power slowly declined through the course of their history, it never fell behind the west. Despite invasion attempts by Russia and Austria it seems that they were able to soundly defeat them in many battles. In World War I they allied with the Central Powers. In the Battle of Gallipoli, my great grandfather actually fought for the Ottomans in that battle but my parents don't tell me anything, they were able to defeat the British, French, and ANZAC forces. My question is that how did the Ottomans keep up with the rest of Europe? Did they modernize their technology and military themselves or did they take a similar approach to Japan by adopting Western ways?
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    A Bitter Pill

    Sue him, there is NO explanation for this kind of action. If this is just a dream then...ah...I've seen worse, then again I did dream of seeing GO in a toga before so there's worse.
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    Where Have I Been?

    I agree with Nephele, depression is never anything to take lightly and it was good to see a doctor before this got out of hand. Hope you rebound well.
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    Happy Birthday ...

    Happy Birthday have a good one you two!
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    Black Pharaohs

    The Semitic language branch was originally spoken in Ethiopia and later in Mesopatamia, however the first written Semitic language was used by the Mesopatamians. So the entire 'Semitic' branch is actually African in origin.
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    Black Pharaohs

    Problem is, as the article itself points out, is that the Egyptian never described people in race rather culture. An Egyptian who then lived in Nubia would be considered a Nubian and a Nubian or Libyan who decided to live in Egypt would then be considered Egyptian, because they adopted Egyptian culture. Problem is there are so many racists in today's world it's kind of impossible to fathom this. What 'race' were the Ancient Egyptians? Perhaps just Egyptian?
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    Black Pharaohs

    Yup, we've had many a quarrel with our neighbor to the South. The Egyptians had something called 'good Nubians' and 'bad Nubians' suggesting that there were likely different kinds of them. The Assyrian conquests came quick, after that the New Kingdom began and it would be Egypt who would rule over their Southern foes. Interesting read, took the quiz and failed miserably though.
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    Ode on UNRV.

    You take a loss better than anyone, seeing as how you've had to endure so much. Kidding please don't kill me GO the Great! Or magnificent whichever one helps you check for my spelling errors.
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    Buon compleanno Silentium!

    Oh dear, I forgot happy birthday to UNRV's princess! EDIT: Apparently I forgot 6 months ago.
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    G-Man and PP discuss football

    Now GO feels how I felt when the Steelers lost to the Jags it feels bad I know. Congrats to G-Man and the GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG-Men, P-P I know how it feels! ^_^ Best Superbowl I've seen, I'm going to have to say it beats out Rams vs Titans.
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    Happy Birthday, Ramses!

    Hey guys, I've been EXTREMELY busy so far but I knew if I came here you guys still wouldn't forget me. Thank you guys, it means a lot. And GPM, thanks for the drinks in my thought! GO, please don't overdose I don't want it to get out of hand if the Pats lose tonight!
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    What is it with Camels?

    Better than having several men in white medical gear trying to force you in a shirt with long sleeves... I think that romans are the ones that had spreaded the camel from Asia to Sahara. ? The Sahara had always had camels, they're just different from steppe camels.
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    What is it with Camels?

    You guys can have the two, the one with one is our's. And what is it with this 'West' stuff? Wasn't North America an Amerindian civilizaion and not Western? So that means we had Mongols, Turks, Middle Easterners, and Native Americans with camels just not Europeans correct?
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    Colonisation of the Mediterranean.

    Interesting though, the Phoenicians were merchants yet only got involved in wars if they felt their trade was being interrupted. Still, they never really had an organized army and it looks like they could have easily been destroyed by both Assyrian and Egyptian forces even at its pinacle.
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    What is it with Camels?

    How can a camel handle such a cold climate?