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Just my opinion but, the Ramayana, while a fascinating look into India's past and our ancestors concept of relationships between men and women, should not be taken as a literal means of living one's life. There are certainly noble concepts in the story pertaining to self-sacrifice and living to honor others, but realistically the idea of women being lowly ...


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Tripodon Street, in Plaka, Athens, has been used continuously since 500 B.C


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According to the narration in this book and that one, Hannibal did not start the war prematurely. The mistake might have been to start the war at all, but the timing was not bad in itself: Hannibal had at his disposal a substantial army of hardened veterans, while Rome did not. A lot of reasons have been advanced, explaining the ultimate failure of Hannibal ...


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1) Chariots never charged any formed infantry, ever. They relied on the infantry breaking first at the sight. If they did not, the chariots pivoted and used missile fire at the infantry. Horses don't run into things willingly. 2) The troops under Alexander's Personal Command were Cavalry. Not the Phalanx. 3) The Phalanx can't open ranks like that. ...


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After re-examining the sources it appears @Oldcat is correct that it wasn't a phalanx. Instead, it seems the chariots charged at a light infantry screen of javelin throwers. This helps explains how they were able to move fast enough to open ranks around the chariots. While it wasn't the phalanx that got charged, I think the question is valid and still ...



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