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Oct
1
awarded  Promoter
Oct
1
comment What was the first political document that invoked the interest or betterment of humanity?
This is a good answer, provided you've read The Republic. For all our visitors who haven't, a (short) paragraph explaining why you think The Republic qualifies as an answer to the question would be very useful.
Oct
1
comment Is Kemal Atatürk responsible for Armenian Genocide?
Being (partially) responsible and the one who may have ended it aren't mutually exclusive.
Sep
29
comment Why wasn't the American civil war fought between slaves and masters?
@user1709088 I wasn't offended by your question. I voted to close it because it didn't seem like you've done any research on your own before you asked it. A quick look at the related wikipedia article would have sufficed, and if you've read it you would have known that slavery wasn't the only reason for the war, or even the main one (as with any war, money was the main reason). In the future, please take some time to research your questions before you ask them. 10-15 minutes browsing wikipedia would be enough to get a basic idea of the topic.
Sep
28
awarded  Custodian
Sep
28
reviewed Close Which roman emperors were not ethnically Latin?
Sep
28
reviewed Leave Open Was coat of arms of Afghanistan of 1928 influenced by Soviet symbols?
Sep
28
reviewed Leave Open Why was the Ottoman empire not seen as an Arabic empire?
Sep
26
comment Organisation of mercenaries
What better example? There's absolutely nothing in your "answer" that's answering the question, except a link to a random forum, full with unreferenced oneliners.
Sep
26
comment Organisation of mercenaries
And how's that even relevant? Should I answer all the questions on the site with examples from ancient Greece, cause that would be what a Greek would know best?
Sep
26
comment Did France & Italy continue to develop and manufacture sophisticated military hardware once under German control?
I think you'll need to narrow this down to a specific country, the situation was different in Vichy France (occupied) than in Italy (ally, for the most part). In any case, the Germans did re-use captured vehicles. For example, Panzerkampfwagen 35 R 731 were actually captured Renault R35 tanks.
Sep
26
comment Organisation of mercenaries
Revolutionary War? The question is about the War of the Roses, you're off by over three centuries...
Sep
24
comment Who came up with the name “Peloponnesian War”?
Re your 2nd edit: The term "Peloponnesian war" appears in the English translation, but not in the original text. In the original text the sentence is: "τούτου δὲ τοῦ πολέμου μῆκός τε μέγα προύβη" (~ this war was prolonged to an immense length)
Sep
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Could rōnin become a samurai again
Sep
24
accepted What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
Sep
24
accepted What is the origin of the “wheat and chessboard” legend?
Sep
24
comment What were the responses to Copernicus' heliocentric theory?
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium#Reception
Sep
24
revised Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
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Sep
24
comment Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
@Vector Stylized for the benefit of the viewer would be my guess.
Sep
24
comment Is it true that Spartan soldiers fought naked?
@jwenting "the Greeks had no horses" Hm? What then is the creature the rider on the third image is on? (also see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippeis). Now, you make a good point about the weight of the armour and shield, but you're forgetting a critical detail: The warriors didn't carry much, that was what slaves were for. For example, in the Battle of Thermopylae, each of the 300 Spartan hoplites had at least 2 and maybe even 3 perioikoi each.