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Nov
10
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
Thank you Greg. Actually, I tried to pre-emptively prevent that mistake from being made in the question.
Nov
8
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
Thank you. Unless one goes out specifically to look for it, African history is largely ignored. I am very glad to see this contribution.
Nov
8
awarded  Good Question
Nov
5
comment What was the first Solar Eclipse that was demonstrably predicted in advance?
@sdenham: Very interesting, thank you. I had never heard that, though I see now that the wikipedia article on the device mentions it.
Nov
5
answered What was the first Solar Eclipse that was demonstrably predicted in advance?
Jul
13
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
9
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
@theodox: I suspected as much, but the idea of opening with such a greeting is creatively effective. It creates instant rapport with the audience. I wondered if this building of rapport in fact is factual, not necessarily word-for-word translation.
Jul
9
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Thank you for the insight, Dan, I actually do appreciate your criticism. Considering the the historical event was the basis of the fictional work, and considering the popularity of the quote and it's association with the historical figure, I found it prudent to know if the quote was attributed to the right place.
Jul
9
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
@YannisRizos: I had actually waited a bit to see if you would answer. When the question became a popular question I figured that I better select Mark's answer (and he provided a great link). Go ahead and answer and I'll accept it!
Jul
8
comment What did the Romans do for Judea?
This is a very interesting, unique perspective.
Jul
8
accepted Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Thank you for that wonderful link.
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
@YannisRizos: Thank you, I'm off to research that.
Jul
8
asked Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
comment When does a political question become a history question?
Most definitely a dupe! Thank you Mark.
Jun
26
asked When does a political question become a history question?
May
8
comment When did polygamy start becoming illegal?
I must dispute this answer. I recently had a conversation with the two wives of a neighbour. Points #3 (Human Nature) and #4 (Economics) are in contradiction to their experience as they shared with me. Though the first wife was initially jealous of the second wife, but they became friendly after a few years. The living conditions were never uncomfortable as both women (and children) lived in separate houses on the same land. Additionally, the husband is dirt-dirt-poor, so economics is not a factor.
Mar
24
awarded  Custodian