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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
11
comment The evolution of glove handness in falconry
I am not sure this fits into the history.se but could not think of a better site to ask... Maybe sceptics? Anyhow, please let me know how to improve the question. Thanks.
Nov
11
asked The evolution of glove handness in falconry
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
30
accepted Latin/Greek for assassin
Oct
27
comment Latin/Greek for assassin
-1 as this does not answer the question.
Oct
25
revised Latin/Greek for assassin
Edited to reflect correct definition...
Oct
25
revised Latin/Greek for assassin
Added definitions.
Oct
25
comment Latin/Greek for assassin
@LateralFractal: english.se was my first port of call but then I thought that English as in now did not exist pre-first crusade and I was more interested in the Latin/Greek which I suspect would be off topic for english.se ....
Oct
25
comment Latin/Greek for assassin
This might be better suited to a classic.se if that existed... But I think there's enough historical scope for this to remain here. If am I wrong, please let me know how to improve the question. Thanks.
Oct
25
asked Latin/Greek for assassin
Oct
21
comment What cultures did, or do, perform human sacrifice on a regular basis?
@jwenting: If my memory serves me well, Goldsworthy mentions that children remains showing signs of having been sacrificed have been found in Carthaginian temples. I do not have the book to hand so cannot provide exact references.
Oct
18
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
14
comment How do historians deal with Historical Bias?
-1. Historians do deal with bias all the time. This is just plain wrong speculations.
Oct
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
7
comment How would Chess have been played in England in 1450-1600?
+1, interesting question indeed. As a matter of curiosity, why those dates?
Oct
7
comment How did sugar go from a luxury to a necessity in 18th century?
@PieterGeerkens: Are Dutch middle and upper classes in the 17th century numerous enough to class something as a necessity? </pedantic>
Oct
7
comment How did sugar go from a luxury to a necessity in 18th century?
Welcome to the site. This question has a kernel of truth but you seem to be answering it yourself (although without any references). Also, did sugar really become a necessity in the 18th century? I was under the impression that it was in the 19th century -- see wikipedia page and ref.
Oct
6
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
2
comment Why weren't aircraft carriers utilized during D-day?
And yet even IMDB has 13 instances of it being inacurate. Films are entertainment and not history.