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First of, idea that First Jewish-Roman war was futile is wrong. War lasted several years, Roman armies were defeated few times. Main reason for failure was Jewish infighting and therefore lack of cohesion between Jews themselves. "Professional armies" are not magically better then volunteer armies, or even conscript armies, as proven many times in history. ...


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I can only give part of an answer. However, Josephus, a moderate Jewish leader of the time who changed sides when he decided the Jews could not win, subsequently wrote a 'History of the Jewish War' and other writings about it. He twice puts into the mouths of Moderate Jewish leaders speeches in which the ask how their people can hope to stand against the ...


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Main question: Did ancient Romans have a religion that involved a “fish hat”? There is no evidence that any Roman god or goddess, or their associated priests and priestesses, used a "fish hat". At the very least, there are no surviving ancient examples in art, or literary citations, of 'fish hats'. In fact, fish symbolism or imagery seems to have played ...


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