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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:52 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Ancient Egypt WERE on the same level, and there is actually evidence of a bit of swiping between Egypt and Greece, if I'm not mistaken.

But there's the civilized world... and the "civilized" world I mentioned. The Romans didn't know much about the eastern civilizations like Egypt, I don't think, until after they were already worshipping the Greek Pantheon, which of course, had been widely spread throughout the mediterranean for who knows how long.
good points, i automatically assumed that once the romanians took greece they by default took over alexander's empire. while that probably happened by setting things into motion it should've taken lots of time for them to move that far.

Carrie wrote:I think you should take your reparations out of DaReekstah's ass. :evil:
:o

looks like i need a new hiding place :(
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:00 pm

Not to be a jerk, but I am fairly sure Romania never conquered Greece. :)
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:00 pm

Carrie wrote:I think you should take your reparations out of DaReekstah's ass. :evil:


What is he taking out my ass, now? :shock:

The only thing coming out of my ass today is green poop! Will that suffice as reparations? :D
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:01 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Not to be a jerk, but I am fairly sure Romania never conquered Greece. :)
it was a joke following up on romerica and the other comments by that other guy. flew right over all your heads that one did :(
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:01 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Not to be a jerk, but I am fairly sure Romania never conquered Greece. :)


It did, but it was a secret. Greece was pretty bummed out, so we took pity on them and retconned it with gypsy hexes.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:02 pm

DaReekstah wrote:What is he taking out my ass, now? :shock:

The only thing coming out of my ass today is green poop! Will that suffice as reparations? :D
dammit i shoved the money too far and it got digested.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:04 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Two reasons, I'd think. First off, imposing your own deity is the fastest way to piss off the conquered. Hell, just look at the sheer AMOUNT of Christianity which is blatantly ripped from pagan religions: The best way to make the new people YOUR people is to absorb their mythology into your mythology.

As for specifically why the Greeks... to the "civilized" world at the time, ancient Greece was considered the high of civilization and learned thought. The Romans copied what worked: Notice the republic style of government.

And hell, the Roman Aenied was written to connect the founding of their city with ancient Greece.


To add to this, the Romans respected the hell out of Greek civilization. They took everything Greek and added their own touch, making it Roman. They copied their entire style of architecture, but using Roman ingenuity, and advances in building material, to add things like domes and arches to it. The entirety of Roman architecture is basically Greek architecture plus arches.

The Roman's were such fans of Greek culture that they actually broke down as much Greek art and architecture as possible, broke it down, and shipped it to Rome. What they couldn't carry, they sent artists to make direct copies of and brought those to Rome.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:07 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Ancient Egypt WERE on the same level, and there is actually evidence of a bit of swiping between Egypt and Greece, if I'm not mistaken.

But there's the civilized world... and the "civilized" world I mentioned. The Romans didn't know much about the eastern civilizations like Egypt, I don't think, until after they were already worshipping the Greek Pantheon, which of course, had been widely spread throughout the mediterranean for who knows how long.


Yeah, but the Egyptians' entire society was built by aliens. :wink:
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:11 pm

Jude Terror wrote:Yeah, but the Egyptians' entire society was built by aliens. :wink:


Yeah, but the Aliens were Greek. They converted. ;)


Oh, and as far as the Romanian joke... yeah, right over my head. Sorry. I was stuck at work 15 hours today throwing freight. :(

Carrie

Postby Carrie » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:12 pm

DaReekstah wrote:It did, but it was a secret. Greece was pretty bummed out, so we took pity on them and retconned it with gypsy hexes.


They prefer to be called Roma :roll:
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:14 pm

Carrie wrote:They prefer to be called Roma :roll:


And HILLBILLIES prefer to be called SONS OF THE SOIL.... but it ain't gonna happen! ;)
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:21 pm

Carrie wrote:They prefer to be called Roma :roll:


Being Romanian, I can call them whatever I want. None of you can, though.
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:25 pm

DaReekstah wrote:Being Romanian, I can call them whatever I want. None of you can, though.


Them who? The Gypsies?
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:26 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Them who? The Gypsies?


The Roma, yes. :lol:
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Lord Simian

The Lord of the Monkeys

Postby Lord Simian » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:27 pm

DaReekstah wrote:The Roma, yes. :lol:



The Szgany?

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