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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%
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I've always been fascinated by the Greeks. I like the style of their armor, and the phalanx tactics. Also their heroic tales are great to read about to this day.

You must admit that Greek/Macedonian armies were quite formidable for their time period.
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I'm going with the Romans and the byzintines, because so much of their history is with us today, including their military, political and social advances. I would choose the Greeks for a 3rd choice.
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Greeks if also including all the Alexander sucessor states. Then the Byzantines.
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for me the most interesting era will be the Three Kingdoms of late Han dynasty because it's the Best documented history in the world.
it's sad people cared so little about Chinese history
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for me the most interesting era will be the Three Kingdoms of late Han dynasty because it's the Best documented history in the world.
it's sad people cared so little about Chinese history

I've been lucky enough to go to China on my honeymoon, and have seen the wonders of various dynasties for myself. Far more impressive than most places in Europe I've been to. The Summer and Winter palaces, the Terracota army, Tiananmen Square and the adjoining Forbidden Palace, even the temple where 'Monkey' helped bring back the Buddhist scrolls with the Golden Engravings inside, amongst many sites we visited. As for Chinese Opera it should be . Just my view.
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Flavius Josephus wrote a interesting series called Antiquities of the Jews. I am a avid history buff and found it to be quite informative. Don't use the one on Wikipedia because its not accurate. My suggestion is to find a book in a library.

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I would be intrested to hear about Chinese history, parthians and if possible the Islamic history, I mean, how did they conquer?, what great battles they fought, inventions, stuff like that.

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My vote: Byzantine. Its period is the starting point of the birth of knight in Europe. This empire also had so many great millitary commander, one of them was Belisarius. According to me, Constantinople had the most powerfull defence before Ottoman crack it down. If only Belisarius met Khalid ibn Al-Walid in the rising of Islam Period; Arab wouldn't make their conquest easily.
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The Germans (Barbarians according to the Romans, but hey - they had beer when the Romans were still drinking whine!!)
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I'd like to discuss how the changing warfare in ancient times had reverberations on the society and how political changes had reverberations on the way of battling.
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Got to say... I voterd for the Greeks and then Romans..( at least I think I did) but reading posts in here made me think (now you did it!)

I wonder about the Great Ocean Migrations of the Polynesians...
Where did they start from? What were their fighting styles? I find them a fascinating people, scattered on hundreds of islands, thousands of miles apart, yet keeping contact and trade with one another on giant 'Canoes'. Very Impressive.
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Got to say... I voterd for the Greeks and then Romans..( at least I think I did) but reading posts in here made me think (now you did it!)

I wonder about the Great Ocean Migrations of the Polynesians...
Where did they start from? What were their fighting styles? I find them a fascinating people, scattered on hundreds of islands, thousands of miles apart, yet keeping contact and trade with one another on giant 'Canoes'. Very Impressive.
And above all, why all those big heads??
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Greeks if also including all the Alexander sucessor states. Then the Byzantines.
Most definitely the Diadochoi and the Hellenistic era.
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Most definitely the Diadochoi and the Hellenistic era.
Agree.

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I think the influence of Ancient Rome on us has influenced our response to this poll...
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