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This article lacks any sense. To start, it is impossible to tell someone's eye color from a bust, furthermore as discussed here, the accuracy of historical busts is also questionable. Secondly, there is no evidence that the drafter's of the constitution were inspired "spiritually" by Nero in their writing of the eighth amendment. There are many other ...
Well, this article/rant/blogpost is deep in "not even wrong" territory. I shudder to think of the miseducation its author must have received.
There is no analogy in this respect between the fall of the Western empire and the Eastern one. Decline of ancient scholarship happened before the main barbarian invasions, in both East and West. When the Academy in Athens was closed by the emperor's edict, the last few scholars emigrated to Persia. Many years later they were allowed to return, under the ...
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