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The Ancient Era Discuss Ancient Warfare! Romans, Carthaginians, Greeks, etc.

View Poll Results: Which part of the Ancient Era are you interested in?
Romans 200 74.35%
Greeks 127 47.21%
Byzantines 77 28.62%
New World Ancients (Aztecs, Incas) 46 17.10%
Ancient Egyptians 54 20.07%
Ancient Israelites 25 9.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 269. You may not vote on this poll

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and well yes the byzantines have their notable place in the medieval part of history...

(can't see how it might fit with ancient times, both in socio-economic terms and religious ones.)

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-sorry, but tried to edit into the previous, but (as usual) i botched it...
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Where are the ancient Chinese? some of the greatest generals from the ancient era where from ancient china for example Sun Tzu author of The Art of War which is compulsery reading in military acadamys all over the world even though its 2000 years old
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i voted for em all
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but if i had to vote for just 1 rome
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Where are the ancient Chinese? some of the greatest generals from the ancient era where from ancient china for example Sun Tzu author of The Art of War which is compulsery reading in military acadamys all over the world even though its 2000 years old
my sentiments also. lots of bloody wars in their history too.
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Romans

Romans seem to be the biggest candidate because of their great power and wealth (at least when there was a good emperor or republic)
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the romans shuld take dis wun unlike that of the byzantines whoz great influence had already came from rome N plus aint the byzantines part of the medieval era..
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In all frankness, Byzantines should not be on the list, because the term itself was coined by Dark Age Westerners, certainly not a phrase used by the Nova Romanoi themselves and I hardly think they are relevant in the Classical Age--they really emerge in the 5th century, which I suppose you could classify as ancient times, but their legacy expands beyond that time period.

But other than that, I think you've sort of generalized polls a bit.

Myself I'd like to learn more about the:
Hittites
Gauls
Britons
Samnite/Etruscan Tribes
Egyptians
Mycenaean Greeks
Peoples of Asia Minor (besides the Hittites)
Mitanni/Syrians/Canaanites
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Where are the ancient Chinese? some of the greatest generals from the ancient era where from ancient china for example Sun Tzu author of The Art of War which is compulsery reading in military acadamys all over the world even though its 2000 years old
yes, or the Yamato Japanese, or the Silla Koreans, or the Tibetans, or the Vietnamese. All these cultures conflicted within themselves and with each other during this time period, and its especially interesting reading about the Chinese raising 500,000 men armies and throwing em at rival Chinese states.


The reason the 5th century is not really a century of classicism is because Rome basically became a bloated region in Europe with less Romans and more Barbarians with their own culture and way of waging war.

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I'd also like to see the Sea Peoples more, but I have a feeling they were made up partially by displaced Mycenaean warlords.
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But other than that, I think you've sort of generalized polls a bit.

Myself I'd like to learn more about the:
Hittites
Gauls
Britons
Samnite/Etruscan Tribes
Egyptians
Mycenaean Greeks
Peoples of Asia Minor (besides the Hittites)
Mitanni/Syrians/Canaanites
Homeric Greeks
Samnites rock!!!
I'm very interested in early roman armies (VI-V-IV century B.C.) and their foes
I like also greek oplitan armies
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Samnites rock!!!
I'm very interested in early roman armies (VI-V-IV century B.C.) and their foes
I like also greek oplitan armies
yes, it's very interesting all of it, because here in Italy, you had a very real Greek influence, before the Classical Polis really developed. So you had all these peoples amalgamating and fighting and trading and settling areas together.

It's a very interesting time period overall, especially some interesting elements I'll discuss in a new thread I'm writing which I might post over the weekend, you'll have to remind me though.
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yes, it's very interesting all of it, because here in Italy, you had a very real Greek influence, before the Classical Polis really developed. So you had all these peoples amalgamating and fighting and trading and settling areas together.
That's right! Pre-roman Italy was full of interesting and mysterious peoples: Liguri, Daini, Pretuzii, Marsci, Equi, Sicani, Terramaricoli, Piceni, Villanoviani, Sabini, Umbri, Golasecchiani...
And then the powerful Etruscans, the mighty Celts, the smart Fenicians...
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That's right! Pre-roman Italy was full of interesting and mysterious peoples: Liguri, Daini, Pretuzii, Marsci, Equi, Sicani, Terramaricoli, Piceni, Villanoviani, Sabini, Umbri, Golasecchiani...
And then the powerful Etruscans, the mighty Celts, the smart Fenicians...
Don't forget the Phocaeans of Homeric glory. Before you tell me they were in Asia Minor, they did have a colony in Italy. Elea so I think they count. Either way, the way they waged war is a pretty interesting thing to study.
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I voted for the Romans,but I like all of the options and then some. The ancient Asians are interesting as well.
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I've always liked the Romans, Greeks, New World, and the Eygptians
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