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Feb
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comment When has serious unemployment among educated young populations not led to revolution or war?
The people have their bread and circuses.
Feb
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awarded  Nice Question
Feb
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comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
Even today, in modern Hebrew the word Kush is used as a derogatory word for dark-skinned people, much like Nigger is used in English.
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comment Lion in the european monarchies' flags
Seems to be a dupe of this question.
Nov
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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
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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
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Nov
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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.
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answered What was the first Solar Eclipse that was demonstrably predicted in advance?
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Jul
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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
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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.
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Jul
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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
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comment What did the Romans do for Judea?
This is a very interesting, unique perspective.
Jul
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accepted Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Jul
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comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Thank you for that wonderful link.