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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)


Dec
12
comment Why were the Normans such good builders?
@MartinBeckett: Not everyone saw the Normans as "blood-thirsty trouble makers". French history looks at the whole episode with some glee... ^_~ Let the Great French-English war continue in this flame war... Or something.
Dec
12
comment Wiliam Wallace vs. Robert Bruce: Why Did One Win and One Lose?
@TomAu: Done although I think it is a poor answer. Anyone with more information should edit it.
Dec
12
answered Wiliam Wallace vs. Robert Bruce: Why Did One Win and One Lose?
Dec
12
comment Looking for a particular documentary about history of long distance communication
Have you tried imbd search? I do not know if they have documentaries or not. Alternatively, do you remember who narrated it?
Dec
12
comment Wiliam Wallace vs. Robert Bruce: Why Did One Win and One Lose?
Bowmen quality varied and weather could well have played a part.
Dec
12
comment What did the Romans do for Judea?
Romans did not care one little bit what religion the people they converted where. They treated all of them the same: as long as you paid taxes, did not rebel, worshipped the Roman gods (which really you are already doing under a different name) and allowed trade, you would be part of the Empire and as such ripe all its benefits. Jews, have a monotheistic religion were a little hard to sell on the "worship our gods" hence a lot of a tension -- but that is another question.
Dec
8
comment Were there bows employed by tribes living in the desert, and if so, what were they made of?
I guess that the Mongol do not count as well since while they travelled across deserts, they never lived there. Although, the lack of trees may point you to other resources on how to make bows.
Dec
7
comment Was Antarctica a factor in the Falklands war?
I do not believe so but lack any clear sources. Although finding such sources could be hard if it is not a factor ^_~ Do you have a reference that claims that it was a factor?
Dec
6
comment Why study our country's history?
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? This was written more than two thousands years ago and still hold true. On a side note, your question is really too general and does solicit argumentation so I voted to close. If you could refine it, I would happy vote to un-close. Finally, welcome to the site! ^_~
Nov
30
answered Real-life examples of finding long-lost treasure?
Nov
25
comment How much tax did Romans pay?
Please remain civil and polite in answering questions and in comments
Nov
25
comment Credible historic description of how the daily life was for the middle-class during the financial crisis of 1929
The subject line is fine but the main body is not. Speculation on what could happen is not really a good fit for this site. However, asking about specifics of the 1930 crisis is fine. Note that any comparison would be spurious at best since geopolitics and socio-economics factors are so different.
Nov
25
comment How much tax did Romans pay?
-1 Let me Google that for you: google.co.uk/…
Nov
24
comment How would slaves have addressed their masters in Ancient Greece?
Welcome to the site and nice answer indeed.
Nov
23
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
+1 Very nice answer indeed.
Nov
23
comment How well can cavalry fight infantry?
+1 There are no magic recipes to win a war
Nov
23
comment In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
Elephants are heavy herbivores which are terribly suited to fight in battles.
Nov
22
revised In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
add reason.
Nov
22
answered In Battle of Zama, how did Hannibal's use of war elephants lead to a Roman Victory?
Nov
22
answered How do war elephants fight?