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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
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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
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Oct
18
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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
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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
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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.
Oct
2
comment Why weren't aircraft carriers utilized during D-day?
+1. Good account but please do not quote films as historical accurate: they (almost) never are.
Oct
1
comment How do war elephants fight?
@JimThio: As I said: to try to shatter the formations of the enemy's army.
Sep
26
comment What kind of crew members did ancient artillery teams consist of?
The Roman legions would be a good start for this. They used to have an engineer corps that maintained artillery. However, time does not allow me to find the right references right now... Sorry.
Sep
25
comment Which roman emperors were not ethnically Latin?
Most of the Emperor of Byzantium. If you include of Holy Roman Empire, then the list goes on and on...
Sep
24
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Sep
24
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Sep
24
comment Is there any truth to the claim that freed slaves who moved to Liberia enslaved the local population?
Definition of slave, Oxford dictionary: a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. It would require legal documentation for the claim to be substantiated if the above definition is to be adhered to. Not sure if this helps or not...