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comment Was hitchhiking common in Ancient Rome?
Still to broad. Rome spans a continent and a millennium. When Hannibal was active, or during the year of five Emperors, or the civil war, probably not.
7h
comment Was hitchhiking common in Ancient Rome?
Too broad. When and where will make a difference. I admit I am not sure what auto-stop means.
8h
comment When did lecherousness, in Western Culture, become a primarily male quality, instead of a female one? Or is that not true?
Simply too complicated to answer. Powerful people of either gender have always been accused of sexual aberrancy. If we were to study the issue clearly and fairly we'd have to look at all accusations against powerful people, group them into sexual and non-sexual, gendered and non gendered, and probably personal/professional. I'm not aware of anyone doing that (I think Hillary Mantel may have started, but I haven't read her work; I would suggest starting with her.)
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comment When did Jews achieve total emancipation in Britain?
No need to apologize; just do the preliminary research (check wikipedia which answers your question for legal and political equality) and for the love of all that is holy if you reference something you've read, provide a citation. If the mysterious source you're withholding was authored by a prominent scholar and published in BBC History magazine then I'll proceed differently than I would if the unknown source is an Arabic Neo-Nazi cultist.
2d
comment When did Jews achieve total emancipation in Britain?
Trivial search in google; first response is wikipedia which states, "They were followed within a few years by Henry de Worms as Lord Pirbright and Sydney Stern as Lord Wandsworth; while in 1890 all restrictions for every position in the British Empire, except that of monarch, were removed, the offices of Lord High Chancellor and of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland being thrown open to every British subject without distinction of creed."
2d
comment When did Jews achieve total emancipation in Britain?
"I have read something"
2d
comment What was the reaction to English monarchs using the title “King of France”?
@JMVanPelt makes a very good point; the title frequently remains with the monarch even when the monarch lacks the ability to effectively exercise the title. The title is passed as part of the patrimony; governance is not. This is one of the reasons monarchies ultimately fail.
2d
comment What was the reaction to English monarchs using the title “King of France”?
I believe that they also kept the title "Defender of the Faith" after they left the faith. Titles for monarchs are understood to be ceremonial and have no relevance beyond the capability of the holder to project power. Take for example, Emperor Norton
2d
comment Why didn't the ancient Egyptians conquer an empire?
The traditional answer is that Egyptians believed that if they died outside Egypt they were denied any afterlife.
2d
comment Why didn't the ancient Egyptians conquer an empire?
They were one of the world spanning empires of their day. Please update your question to show that you've done research and to explain why your preliminary research wasn't helpful. Based on your research, why don't you think Egypt had an Empire?
2d
comment What is the difference between SAM, ASM, AAM and SSM missiles?
This question is out of scope for this forum, but I suspect the confusion arises from a misunderstanding about what a missile - missiles involve precision guidance. Missiles targeting aerial targets have to be much faster (mach speed), and need to deal with target evasion. Missiles targeting surface targets rarely encounter evasion.
Apr
23
comment Are there any theories about what health problems would a man of the past suffer in the current age?
Agreed; my understanding is that phlebotomy has undergone a renaissance. I believe that we now recognize that it has a stimulating effect on the immune system.
Apr
23
comment What is known about the censuses taken by Augustus?
@LauriPietarinen - You are not contradicting wikipedia; FDB meant to convey irony. The truth is that questions that wikipedia answers are out of scope for H:SE (see How to Ask). I'm want to thank you for asking the question and I'm going to edit the question in the hope of re-opening it.
Apr
23
comment How did Napoleon I succeed in France despite his shortcomings in French?
Interesting, relevant, would be better with sources.
Apr
22
comment How did Napoleon I succeed in France despite his shortcomings in French?
It is entirely possible to speak with a heavy accent and still have the fluency of a native speaker. (Henry Kissinger comes to mind). Prior to the modern era is was also possible to be a fluent writer and lack spelling (D'israeli comes to mind). Finally, with enough artillery, it is possible to succeed with minimal language skills.
Apr
22
comment Which gender had the words for social roles in ancient gaulish?
I don't understand the question; I assume that both men and women had words for social roles. Are you asking whether the nouns for these roles were masculine or feminine? Which ancient Celtic Languages? Welsh? Manx? How ancient? Most Irish nouns are masculine.
Apr
22
comment Why weren't Baden, Würtemberg and Bavaria independent states ever restored?
This question has been revised into a counterfactual which is out of scope for H:SE as described in How to Ask.
Apr
21
comment Who are some preferably American “Great People” who were born to rich parents?
Questions that could be answered by wikipedia are out of scope for H:SE. H:SE also avoids questions that can be answered by a list. Please read How to Ask to understand the kinds of questions that are appropriate.
Apr
21
comment What was the motivation for the Gregorian Calendar?
Agreed - Wikipedia is a moving target.
Apr
21
comment Why weren't Baden, Würtemberg and Bavaria independent states ever restored?
This verges on being a hypothetical. Is there any evidence that the Germans were interested in reverting history by half a century? Is there any evidence that the citizens of Baden thought of themselves as Badenites rather than Germans? Was the goal to weaken Germany, or to establish the grounds for a post war peace?