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Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
@BruceJames I think you have completely misunderstood what #4 is about. It is not about scholars studying the Torah mentioned in Mishna and Gemara at all. It is about (and I quote myself) "the tradition that male Jews should study the Torah".
Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
@BruceJames: I quote: "There is no scholarly consensus as to when the Hebrew Bible canon was fixed: some scholars argue that it was fixed by the Hasmonean dynasty, while others argue it was not fixed until the second century CE or even later." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_of_the_Hebrew_Bible_canon Hence the dates 200BC to 200AD.
Jun
25
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Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
9
comment What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?
@EvilWashingMachine "Once the machinery was in motion however, the Roman infantry typically was deployed, as the main body, facing the enemy. During deployment in the Republican era, the maniples were commonly arranged in triplex acies (triple battle order): that is, in three ranks, with the hastati in the first rank (that nearest the enemy), the principes in the second rank, and the veteran triarii in the third and final rank as barrier troops". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_infantry_tactics So yes, it refers to ranks.
Jun
9
answered What is the origin of the Arabs in pre-Islamic Yemen and Arabia?
Jun
2
revised Why is Kubb - a skittles game - associated with the Viking Age?
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Jun
2
revised Why is Kubb - a skittles game - associated with the Viking Age?
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Jun
2
answered Why is Kubb - a skittles game - associated with the Viking Age?
Jun
2
comment What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?
I did watch the video, and answered your question. Instead of being confrontative, perhaps you could explain what is unclear?
May
2
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
So to recap: I'm sure that the Julian Calendar was intended to be aligned with the solstices and equinoxes in some way. But I don't know why they are aligned so they end up the 25th of the months. It would make more sense to put the 1st of April on the spring equinox. Apparently the 25th of March is the traditional date, but the question then only becomes "Why the 25th of March?"
May
2
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
@NathanC.Tresch: Ah, no you see, it WAS Dec 25th. But the Julian calendar goes one day wrong per century so by the time of the First Council of Nicea, it was December the 21st. When the Gregorian Calendar was introduced, it was the 11th. It was then decided to move it back to the 21st. (Probably because having it the 25th would make it too obvious that Christmas was celebrated on a pagan holiday, to be honest). So the Julian calendar had originally the midwinter solstice on December 25th.
Apr
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
30
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Yeah, I suspect you have things backwards here. It's not that the calendar is fixed to this festival, it's this festival that is fixed to the winter solstice. It probably happens the 25th because the calendar is fixed to the spring equinox. But why the spring equinox was fixed to the 25th of March is unclear.
Apr
28
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
30
revised Did JFK win the presidential election by fraud?
rolled back to a previous revision
Mar
24
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
In addition to that, Spain is isolated from the rest of Europe by Mountains, and so is to a large extent Italy. That means that their area of communication is the Mediterranean. And that's why the Roman empire was not a European Empire.
Mar
24
comment Why China was able to unify and not Europe
@JonofAllTrades It is the connectivity, but the length is relevant in that. It's really amounts to the amount of people you can connect so it's also about the type of land they run through. And that the sources of the rivers are near is really irrelevant (and also not actually true), as it's about getting a boat from one place to another. 12km of walking, or a waterfall, all makes a big dent into this. So empires arise where there are large areas where you can travel, trade and fight easily. Danube + Rhine does not make one such area, or it would at least at some point have been unified.
Mar
21
comment How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?
@MarkC.Wallace It's quite possible they could have stopped hyperinflation without returning to the gold standard. But returning to the gold standard is what they did. I certainly do not recommend it a s a policy if you don't have hyperinflation. :-)