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I would call in to question the origin of this phrase. At first glance it seems highly romanticized - something that has been attributed to Attila (perhaps centuries) after his death by judicious use of poetic license. One of the main primary sources for Attila is Priscus - who seems to actually have spent a great deal of time with Attila and is regarded as ...


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The first issue is that the "loose barbarians", the Celts, weren't uncivilized. They built impressive oppidas and fortresses. Their society was organized and complex. Also, Germany had thick woods, while places like Gaul had wide pastures, ideal for Roman tactics. Another thing is that Caesar did struggle against the Gauls and he nearly lost. This issue of ...


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The question is to what degree the romance language speaking ancestors of the Modern Romanians in Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia were descended from ancient Romanized Dacians and Roman colonists, and to what degree they were descended from Romance language speakers who arrived in the 3 Romanian regions from elsewhere sometime (probably over centuries) ...


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The Romans knew where to build Hadrian's Wall because they knew where they needed or wanted to have a wall. Nobody knows exactly why Hadrian's Wall was built. But the Romans ruled the lands of the Brigantes and other tribes to the south, and it is not known how much control they had over the tribes to the north of the Wall. In any case the Wall made it ...



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