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revised Did the Greeks win the battle of Salamis because their rowers were “free”?
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comment Did the Greeks win the battle of Salamis because their rowers were “free”?
Although the status of the rowers may have played its part, I don't think it was the more significant factor. The Greeks were fighting for their homes, in a very familiar terrain, while the Persians were fighting thousands of miles away from their homes, in seas they were seeing for the first time. We don't really have a lot of details for the actual battle, but we do know that the Greeks were backing away and only attacked when they had lured the Persians in the more strategically advantageous point of the straits. Thus, familiarity with the terrain would be the more important factor.
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comment How tall was George Washington?
Heh, I like Wikipedia's answer: 6 ft 1 1⁄2 in (the average of the heights given by the various sources).
May
27
comment What role did the Eastern Roman Empire play in the fall of the Western Roman Empire?
@FelixGoldberg Went a step further, and removed the counterfactual p.s. I think this should now be re-opened, it's on topic and answerable (hopefully).
May
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revised What role did the Eastern Roman Empire play in the fall of the Western Roman Empire?
Removed the counterfactual p.s. As interesting as it may be, it's also (probably) why the question was closed. We prefer questions that can be answered with facts and solid references.
May
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comment Ancient statue I found near my place
@FayezAbdlrazaqDeab Can you take a picture of the words?
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answered Cover Art of “Álbum de la Revolución Cubana”
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revised Ancient statue I found near my place
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comment Ancient statue I found near my place
The picture is very low quality, can't you give us a higher resolution one?
May
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comment British colony in Berlin
Makes sense, always thought the British were a different species ;)
May
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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
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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
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revised Why were balls used on the Medici coat of arms?
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