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Dec
19
comment Was Alexander the Great ever an emperor?
Archistrategos is a military term, not a political one.
Dec
19
comment Was Alexander the Great ever an emperor?
We don't know for sure if Alexander adopted the title of Shahanshah. That said, I don't think it matters. He was the defacto leader of the largest state of its time.
Nov
28
comment What was the relatively most populous city in history?
@MichaelBorgwardt Fixed a mistake in my numbers, 200 AD Rome moved up to third place. (I had 80,000 instead of 800,000 in one of its estimates). I think the numbers are correct now, but please take a look at the linked spreadsheet to verify.
Nov
20
comment When did scientists first postulate that Earth's atmosphere might have an upper limit?
@Semaphore It's not off topic here, so it shouldn't be moved anywhere. Especially to a brand new site that has a long way to go before becoming a permanent fixture on the network (I sincerely hope it will, but at this point we simply don't know).
Nov
5
comment Nazi attitude towards pro-Nazi Jews
Thanks for taking the time to improve the question @JustAsking.
Nov
5
comment Nazi attitude towards pro-Nazi Jews
It was the earlier version of the question that was closed @Anixx (check the revision history). In any case, the question is open now.
Oct
21
comment Did the date of 9/11 have significance, or was it chosen randomly?
Related (on Skeptics): Was the date for the 9/11 attack chosen to be the same as the emergency number in the U.S. (911)?
Oct
20
comment When did prostitution become illegal in the United States and why?
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_prostitution#United_States
Oct
15
comment When did the Greeks stop calling themselves “Roman”?
Ρωμιός (Rhomaios) is still used, albeit mostly casually.
Oct
9
comment Did the Trojan Horse actually exist?
A note about the earthquake theory: Poseidon was also the god of horses. If there was indeed an earthquake, a horse would be a very appropriate metaphor for it.
Oct
9
comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
@Nerrolken For what it's worth, I don't think my comment is a sufficient answer (otherwise, I would have posted it as such).
Oct
9
comment Why did Hitler not order the use of poison gas in combat?
According to Hermann Goering, the main reason was "the Wehrmacht was dependent upon horse-drawn transport to move supplies to their combat units, and had never been able to devise a gas mask horses could tolerate" - See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_warfare#Nazi_Germany
Oct
8
comment Has any generation generally agreed that the next generation was better?
I admit I probably would have voted to close the question if I've seen it before the answers, but I think the two answers it got are sufficient proof that it can be answered with "facts, references, or specific expertise". Voting to re-open.
Oct
8
comment How were fortification doors protected against fire?
Related wikipedia article: Early thermal weapons
Sep
30
comment Do Egyptian mummies contain DNA? If so, was it viable enough to analyzed it?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_DNA
Sep
16
comment Ice usage before the industrial revolution
Heh, I read the title as "Ice age before the industrial revolution" and was preparing myself for a very weird question...
Sep
16
comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
Huh? Why would anyone who isn't familiar with the movie would even attempt at answering the question @congusbongus?
Aug
30
comment Was Alexander the Great Greek or Macedonian?
Feel free to post your own answer @Anix, I'd be very interested in reading it, especially if you take the time to back those claims.
Aug
22
comment What was the internal Soviet reaction to the moon landing?
The Moon Landing through Soviet Eyes: A Q&A with Sergei Khrushchev, son of former premier Nikita Khrushchev
Aug
8
comment Who founded Rome?
From the site's help center: "If you are not comfortable with the idea of your contributions being collaboratively edited by other trusted users, this may not be the site for you." You consistently resist people trying to improve your questions. Perhaps it's time to consider moving somewhere else for your history questions.