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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Feb
29
accepted Are there any records that indicate a submarine vs submarine battle?
Feb
28
revised Are there any records that indicate a submarine vs submarine battle?
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Feb
27
comment Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
I suspect that it was a little of both type of situation. After all, the Roman did copy the Carthaginian industrial ship building methods so if they could have access to good timber while denying it to Carthage, it would have assured a superiority on the waves in case of any new conflicts.
Feb
27
comment Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
I cannot think of any specifics at the moment but would look at peace treaties that the Roman would have made with Carthage during the first and second punic wars. I seem to remember something about denying Carthage access to good quality timber at the end of the first punic war.
Feb
27
comment Were there any conquests that Ancient Rome undertook explicitly to gain control of a natural resource?
Caesar and the whole Egypt campaign could be argued to stem for a need to assure grain exports to Rome but since it was not the stated reason, it does not really fit as an answer. Britain had a lot of tin as well so that could have been a major reason to invade.
Feb
27
answered literature about colonialism
Feb
24
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
23
comment What specific changes were made to political ideologies around during and before World War I?
+1 and welcome to the site.
Feb
22
awarded  Promoter
Feb
22
revised Are there any records that indicate a submarine vs submarine battle?
Added expended time frame.
Feb
22
asked Master title for fencing
Feb
21
comment Did the Romans pour wine down wells for health purposes?
@MichaelF: Agreed. My point was that if the stated reason was bacteria, then it would be bs. However, cleansing as part of a religious ritual is probable. I still would fail to see how a bottle or two of wine would purify the waters in a well.
Feb
20
answered Did the Romans pour wine down wells for health purposes?
Feb
17
comment Was the Titanic tragedy at least partly avoidable?
Voted to close as the question is soliciting argumentation and speculation.
Feb
16
comment In which direction does the thumb point in the “pollice verso?”
+1 Nice question. Welcome to the site Brian.
Feb
13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
10
comment What is the evidence to claim that political order in ancient Rome was sufficiently different under “kingdom”, “republic” and “empire”?
Must not have enough coffee today...
Feb
10
revised What is the evidence to claim that political order in ancient Rome was sufficiently different under “kingdom”, “republic” and “empire”?
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Feb
10
answered What is the evidence to claim that political order in ancient Rome was sufficiently different under “kingdom”, “republic” and “empire”?
Feb
9
comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
Just to pour oil onto the flame war: independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/… Burn baby burn...