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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
5
accepted The evolution of glove handness in falconry
Dec
5
comment How do war elephants fight?
@Odysseus: Cavalry is used as a "point at target and charge". What makes horses superior to elephants is that they are easier to keep under control -- just like my answers states. Elephants were mostly used as a fear weapon those deployment was closest to cavalry.
Nov
14
comment M-1 rifle ammo and grenade invasion ration
Welcome to the site. This is a nice question but is a little over broad. Which time period are you talking about and which theatres of war?
Nov
11
comment The evolution of glove handness in falconry
@LennartRegebro: Possibly, however as this images shows, some falconer still use the left hand for the bird and the right hand for the horse.
Nov
11
revised The evolution of glove handness in falconry
edited title
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