Jump to content
UNRV Ancient Roman Empire Forums
  • Time Travel Rome

Sign in to follow this  
Northern Neil

Least favourite subject

Recommended Posts

I am interested in hearing what least interests our members. I have realised that there are certain subjects I subconsciously avoid on this forum. Here they are, and my reasons:

 

1) Gladiators. I don't know why, I just find the whole subject uninteresting. All the more puzzling because I love amphitheatres. Maybe it is the populist nature of the subject that leaves me cold.

2) The Army (Late Republican and Principate) probably because I 'did it to death' for many years.

3) Personalities of the late republic and Early Empire. Give me the book 'From the Gracchi to Nero' and it will be left unread in my bookcase. In fact, someone did, and it has! I extend my disinterest up to and including Marcus Aurelius. I dont dislike the characters from this period, I just dont find them interesting enough to write or debate about. Again, I dont know why. That said, I loved Grave's Claudius novels.

 

So, lets here it from the rest of you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

* Discussions of pre-industrial military tactics, especially if they involve extreme speculation or hypothetical scenarios. Notice how much I comment in the legion folder? Almost never.

 

* Philosophy. Bores the hell out of me. Marcus Aurelius put me to sleep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

- National pride discussions from anyone that may consider his/her country (or group) as the true and only heir of ancient Rome.

 

- Argumentations that try to prove or disprove the existence and/or divine nature of any deity (they are funny, but in other Fora).

 

- Any self-conscious fallacy that pretends to survive forever on sheer force.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

* Geography - I just find almost all discussion about borders and administrative division to be extremly boring and in my view not that important.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Neil was referring to our 'least fave' topics within Roman history.

 

That being said, mine are:

 

1) Gladiators and all Roman games (with the one exception of Chariot-racing - quite like that one!) - So I'm in agreement with Neil here

 

2) Again, rather like Neil, I can't say I'm too interested in the men in red skirts and leather...

 

3) Romano-British history - to be brutally frank.

 

4) The Empire after the Severans - it all seems very grey to me... :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think Neil was referring to our 'least fave' topics within Roman history.

Being that the case, IMHO there are no boring topics, just boring posters.

 

All that said, my 'least fave' topic should be Roman (cibernetic) games; just personal taste, I guess.

Edited by sylla

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think Neil was referring to our 'least fave' topics within Roman history.

3) Romano-British history - to be brutally frank.

 

I agree. Caesar's invasion interests me, but beyond that it doesn't really do anything for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Late Republic/Civil Wars/Julio-Claudian period it's starting to bore me. It was interesting for some time but it is only a part of roman history and it's getting the lion share of topics.

I find now 250-650 AD much more interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Topics that focus on cat pee odor.

 

-- Nephele

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Map of the Roman Empire

×