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Jun
19
comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
@FelixGoldberg Yes, that's exactly what I mean. I'm looking for references, and if I find any I'll post an answer. Wikipedia mentions it, but... [citation-needed] ;)
Jun
19
revised What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
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Jun
19
comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
Fashion and lice (the wigs didn't do much to protect against lice, but shaving your head did). Also, the practice started in the 16th century, at least in Europe.
Jun
19
comment What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
(perhaps) interesting sidenote: The Averof was assigned to patrol duties in the Indian Ocean on August 1941, and thus became the first Greek warship to sail the Indian Ocean since Nearchos' campaign in 326 BC.
Jun
19
asked What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
Jun
19
revised How did Greece avoid the Soviet sphere of influence?
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Jun
19
revised Are modern Greeks related to the ancient Greeks?
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Jun
19
reviewed Approve How did the gold of the new world cause the Spanish Empire to collapse?
Jun
19
comment Was lighter or darker skin pigment valued higher in ancient Greek civilization?
@FelixGoldberg The quote is from the pseudo Aristotelian Physiognomonica. Kyriakus I'm afraid I'll have to downvote this, this is a very minor work, of an unknown author, and doesn't really reflect the prevalent opinion of the era.
Jun
19
revised What did contemporary countries in Europe call the Ottoman Empire?
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revised What did contemporary countries in Europe call the Ottoman Empire?
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Jun
18
answered What did contemporary countries in Europe call the Ottoman Empire?
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18
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18
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Jun
18
comment Did the U.S. and Soviet Union have a submarine battle in 1968?
@jwenting The Soviets couldn't have made a big fuss about K-129 even if they had evidence a US ship was involved, as K-129 sunk in a part of the Pacific that she had absolutely no reason to be. There would be no way for them to (publicly) accuse the US without raising a lot of questions about K-129's mission and presence in the area.
Jun
18
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Jun
17
comment What does “Brown-Bread Eater” mean when used as an insult?
Ah, so I wasn't completely wrong for feeling slightly insulted when someone recently called me an American on Politics.SE.
Jun
15
comment Why did the Native American city of Cahokia die out?
I'm a bit skeptical whether warfare had anything to do with Cahokia's degradation. Some (very weak & unreferenced) sources I read claim the defensive structures were mostly ritualistic, and that there's no other sign of warfare.
Jun
12
comment Battles won by much weaker side
@Voitcus We can't change that text, unfortunately. Don't worry about it, "not a real question" was picked here because the question is overly broad, all the other reasons (ambiguous, vague, incomplete, rhetorical) don't apply.
Jun
12
comment Battles won by much weaker side
@FelixGoldberg Been to Malta three times, it's my absolute favourite place in the world (from the little of the world I've seen). Couldn't resist posting the answer ;)