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Jan
28
revised Who invented the Airplane?
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Jan
23
comment Who said, “Watch your thoughts, they your become words”
Some interesting information about the quote (including a possible source): quoteinvestigator.com/2013/01/10/watch-your-thoughts
Jan
23
comment When did Phintys say “A woman's particular virtue is modesty . . .”?
"I don't go around attacking your answers and pointing out the many flaws in them" Please do. If there are flaws in my answers, I'd like nothing more than to fix them.
Jan
23
comment When did Phintys say “A woman's particular virtue is modesty . . .”?
The quote is from Phintys' treatise "Περὶ γυναικὸς σωφροσύνης". We don't know exactly when it was written, the language used was a Doric dialect used in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.
Jan
23
comment When did Phintys say “A woman's particular virtue is modesty . . .”?
This is incorrect, bordering on bs. We don't know who Phintys' father was. Some sources mention Callicrates, others mention Callicratidas (who may or may not have been a Spartan admiral). Even if her father's name was Callicrates, we know absolutely nothing about him. Furthermore, although we don't know exactly when Phintys lived, it was either in the 4th or the 3rd century BC, not in the 5th. Please refrain from posting answers when you have no knowledge of the subject matter.
Jan
16
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Jan
16
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Jan
12
revised When were the first mosques established in Constantinople?
Liber Abaci is the more known spelling
Jan
12
comment When were the first mosques established in Constantinople?
AFAIK, the first mosque in Constantinople was built in Chalcedon (Kadıköy) when the Ottomans conquered the Asian part of the city in 1353. That's over a century after the first publication of Liber Abaci in 1202.
Jan
10
reviewed Approve Why do some playing cards have only one eye?
Jan
9
comment Would Plutarch be considered a historian by modern standards?
@TylerDurden I think that's the most accurate description. Perhaps you should consider expanding your comment to an answer?
Jan
9
comment Would Plutarch be considered a historian by modern standards?
"It must be borne in mind that my design is not to write histories, but lives." - Life of Alexander, Plutarch.
Jan
2
revised Was Buddhism the dominant religion of India for 1 thousand years?
please do not use code blocks for emphasis. code blocks are only meant for code.
Jan
2
revised Why has there only been one dynasty in the history of Japan?
edited title
Jan
1
comment Did it make sense for the Roman Empire to build a great wall?
When it made sense (geographically & politically), they did. See: Antonine Wall & Hadrian's Wall.
Jan
1
comment Primary sources from Umayyad times
@CGCampbell We exclude reference requests because more often than not they turn into open ended & wildy subjective polls (opinionated book reviews, etc). Sometimes, they also attract outright spam. I don't think a question asking for primary sources is in any danger of that.
Dec
30
revised Did the more experienced hoplites fight in the front or the back of the phalanx?
edited tags; edited title
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.
Dec
17
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