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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)


Nov
16
comment What Are the Dynamics of A “Forced March?”
The strategic advantages may rule the day here coupled with good or available supply at the end of the march. If the forced march gives one side an major advantage in either then it is worth doing. Otherwise, not so much. Ultimately, it is all about winning the war not a battle.
Nov
15
revised Are there ancient historical sources which have been permanently lost?
Better link given.
Nov
15
comment What cultures have had a lasting effect on Sicilian culture?
Parts of Sicily were Greek and Carthaginian before they were Roman...
Nov
12
comment Did the Egyptians understand the importance of the brain?
I cannot give you a source but I believe that they thought the brain was there to cool the body down. So fevers were the result of the brain not working properly thus adding cold compressed would kick start it again.
Nov
11
comment Why did Meiji consider switching from Japanese to English?
Welcome to the site BTW!
Nov
11
accepted Why did Meiji consider switching from Japanese to English?
Nov
9
answered Are there ancient historical sources which have been permanently lost?
Nov
7
comment What were the rights of various classes of people in the Roman Republic?
Could you edit your question to make this clear?
Nov
1
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Oct
31
comment Why did Meiji consider switching from Japanese to English?
@AnschelSchaffer-Cohen: See my edits.
Oct
31
revised Why did Meiji consider switching from Japanese to English?
Added references.
Oct
31
comment What knowledge may have been lost at the Library of Alexandria?
Agora, while a nice film, is not historically accurate but a story based on some historical facts. See maria Dzielska's Hypatia of Alexandria for a better source: amazon.co.uk/Hypatia-Alexandria-Revealing-Antiquity-Dzielska/dp/…
Oct
27
revised Did war chariots ever actually have blades on the wheel hubs?
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Oct
27
comment Why did the Monitor and Merrimac (aka Virginia) have such radically different designs?
+1. I am not sure but I would guess that it was two parallel designed trying something new: low target area above water for one and slopped shape to deflect impacts for the other. But I am guessing. I am very interested in good answers.
Oct
27
comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
Bruce Catton is an author you should check out: amazon.co.uk/s/…
Oct
27
revised Did war chariots ever actually have blades on the wheel hubs?
Updated answer to be a little more specific.
Oct
27
accepted When did blade fuller appear?
Oct
27
revised How do new countries legally and without bloodshed declare themselves independent?
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Oct
27
comment How do new countries legally and without bloodshed declare themselves independent?
@StevenDrennon: Okay, that is a fair comment. Answer edited.
Oct
27
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