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location Thessaloniki, Greece
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You can find me in The Whiteboard.


May
24
comment Ancient statue I found near my place
The picture is very low quality, can't you give us a higher resolution one?
May
24
comment British colony in Berlin
Makes sense, always thought the British were a different species ;)
May
24
comment British colony in Berlin
As @FelixGoldberg notes, the word colony there most probably means the British expat community. However, I couldn't find a dictionary that would suggest such a definition for colony and I went ahead and asked about it on our sister site, English Language Learners.
May
23
comment Are submarine launched ballistic missiles still inaccurate?
@T.E.D. The US military uses SI almost exclusively (otherwise working with other nations' military forces would have been a nightmare). "Klick" is slang for kilometer, for example.
May
23
revised Why were balls used on the Medici coat of arms?
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May
21
comment Why were balls used on the Medici coat of arms?
There's another theory that suggests the balls are actually pills, a nod to the Medicis' origins (Medici is the plural of medico, which means medical doctor).
May
19
comment Eastern and Southern Europe in the medieval time period?
I'm afraid this is extremely broad. The traditional chronology of the Middle Ages sets their start in the 5th century and their end in the 15th. That's a millenium of history, even a list of the high points would be extremely long. Could you please make this a bit more narrow and specific?
May
18
reviewed Approve revolution tag wiki
May
17
awarded  Investor
May
16
comment Do Navy Seals die in training?
The answer to this is obviously yes, soldiers sometimes die during training (from causes related to their training). Even basic training is an extremely intense experience, and accidents do happen. And when those accidents involve firearms or any kind of explosives, the mortality rate can be significant.
May
15
comment Was there a state in history where influence of sport fans on politics was greater than in medieval Byzantine Empire?
There are several football rivalries in Europe with political and religious overtones, perhaps the more prominent example is the Old Firm.
May
9
comment Has history mistreated Nero?
@FelixGoldberg Well, Nero lost as well (committed suicide to avoid execution), and a lot of his history was written by people he violently persecuted (i.e. Christian writers). That said, all facts about Agrippina and Nero come from the same sources, and none of the sources is a primary one or particularly trustworthy, so caution is reasonable.
May
9
comment Has history mistreated Nero?
@TomAu The new version is much better, but the last sentence still doesn't make sense. What bursts of anger? Why are you assuming anger was involved at all? By all accounts, there was nothing atypical about Nero's execution of political opponents (including his mother), that's how most Roman emperors dealt with their opponents. It was a calculated move, that came after years of political and personal tension. Agrippina was involved in a plot or two to assassinate Nero, was exiled from Rome at the time of her "suicide", and had even tried to rape a drunk Nero a few days before.
May
9
reviewed Approve How was Hitler able to rearm?
May
9
comment Has history mistreated Nero?
Almost every Roman emperor would qualify as a psychopath today, and Nero doesn't even come close to being the stranger of the lot (Elagabalus, Caligula and Commodus were far weirder). He isn't even the more violent, the sadistic Caracalla is probably the worst in that category. And since Nero is considered by some Christian writers as the Antichrist, it's worth noting that he wasn't even the worst persecutor of Christians, Diocletian and Septimius Severus were far worse. Lastly, the fiddle wasn't invented until the 16th century, so obviously Nero didn't fiddle while Rome burned...
May
8
awarded  Nice Answer
May
2
revised Were there reasons for Japan to go to war with US aside from US owning Philippines?
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May
2
revised Have historians envisioned how World II would have developed without Churchill as Prime Minister of Britain?
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Apr
30
comment What were acceptance criteria/process to the Vienna Fine Arts Academy in 1906-7?
@TomAu Heh, you can't know what the other person would have done if they weren't admitted. They might have been a lot worse than Hitler (hard to imagine, but you never know).
Apr
26
comment Alexander's seizure of “Brahmin” towns
@T.E.D. The reputation earned from acceptance isn't affected by the CW status, it always goes to the original poster. Same with bounties, the only problem (reputation wise) is with upvotes.