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  1. Aside from Great Britain, did the ancient Greek geographer Pytheas of Massalia really visit Iceland, the Arctic Circle, the Baltic region, and elsewhere?

    Pytheas of Massalia (from what is now Marseille, France), an ancient Greek geographer who lived from roughly 350 to 285 BC, not only made measurements of latitude and was the first to make a...
  2. Aside from Great Britain, did the ancient Greek geographer Pytheas of Massalia really visit Iceland, the Arctic Circle, the Baltic region, and elsewhere?

    Pytheas of Massalia (from what is now Marseille, France), an ancient Greek geographer who lived from roughly 350 to 285 BC, not only made measurements of latitude and was the first to make a...
  3. Re: What was the state of Roman science and technology by the end of the 3rd century BC?

    Agreed, but which Dark Age are you referring to here? The Early Middle Ages? Are you suggesting we would have known more about the 3rd century BC if the Roman Empire hadn't actually fallen in the...
  4. Re: Did malaria save Vietnam from repeats of Chinese conquest and domination?

    Do you remember the author's name? :) Do you think you'd be able to find that book?
  5. Re: What was the state of Roman science and technology by the end of the 3rd century BC?

    http://cdn.meme.am/instances/28944555.jpg

    :hmm: Hmm...I could have sworn a thread about ancient Rome would have gotten at least one reply. Nope. Everyone still alive? Am I the only one here? Has...
  6. Re: Did malaria save Vietnam from repeats of Chinese conquest and domination?

    http://ct.fra.bz/ol/fz/sw/i56/5/9/5/frabz-ONE-DOES-NOT-SIMPLY-GET-NO-REPLIES-AND-HAS-TO-BUMP-HIS-OWN-POST-b967d6.jpg

    :unsure: I thought this topic was pretty cool. I guess it's not? Or something?...
  7. Re: Marian Reform not triggered at turn 660 - why?

    Doh! :doh: Yeah, I definitely forgot to do that. Oops! Thanks for pointing that out.
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    Re: Things that make you go WTF

    Wow. Things are getting a little too hairy for me around here. :surprise:

    It's a shame the ToS strongly forbids it, but there are some serious WTF Nazi porn movies that would potentially blow away...
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    http://granitegrok.com/wp-content/uploads/WeekendAtBernies-560x406.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/x43Dv8K.gif
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    Re: Things that make you go WTF

    You just walked into the WRONG White Supremacist neighborhood now, you :wub:ing untermensch!

    http://img.chan4chan.com/img/2010-03-14/1268590968348.jpg
  11. Re: The race to the 2016 presidential race (former: Republican candidates)

    Lol. The sub Reddit for politics is exploding right now because of the Bernie Sanders win in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Donald Trump doesn't have his own thread there. Hillary Clinton articles being...
  12. It's time for a poetry slam: history style

    I've been writing a bit of poetry lately (just for the lulz), and when our dear forum member Cyclops recently replied to me with this witty gem below via PM, I was inspired to make this thread....
  13. Did malaria save Vietnam from repeats of Chinese conquest and domination?

    When the People's Republic of China under Deng Xiaoping battled against Vietnam with mixed results in the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979 (with border skirmishes continuing until 1990), some Chinese who...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Jupiter on high, what was I thinking when I made this silly post?
    Don't get me wrong, I still think chainmail is superior to most.
    Yet there's another armor worth mentioning, and it just might even...
  15. Re: I am creating a computer game (horror adventure) :)

    Awesome! You're making a horror-themed video game? I haven't played one since Doom 3 (2004), although that wasn't exactly a psychological thriller. :tongue:

    Best of luck! I hope you can get some...
  16. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 5 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    If John Snow is resuscitated by Melisandre, he might return as Azor Ahai, or, as a GRRM plot twist (after he gets too old and tired of writing), he might return as this guy. :surprise:

    eoVNF1Zus7Q
  17. Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum 2.1b is released!

    I'll admit it: I too have a love-hate relationship with the stubborness of units to follow orders at times, especially when the AI gets desperate and knows that you are about to kick its ass and...
  18. Re: Marian Reform not triggered at turn 660 - why?

    So, my Koinon Hellenon campaign worked just fine. However, I tried starting a new Roman campaign and the game simply crashed whenever you tried to start up a new campaign (as the Romans or any other...
  19. Re: Never Forgive, Never Forget; Iran Refuses to Recycle Petrodollars

    Expanding earlier on my point about Venezuela and its troubled economy, this article explains why Venezuela is importing US oil, despite having the largest oil reserve in the world:
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    A mysterious sniper has killed three ISIS leaders in Libya. Finally, someone is terrorizing the terrorists! :yes:
  21. What was the state of Roman science and technology by the end of the 3rd century BC?

    How far had native Latin science and technology been developed by the end of the 3rd century BC? Obviously even after the Roman conquest of Greece plus the Hellenistic eastern half of the...
  22. Re: Why did half the German knights choose to wear neither mail nor plate for foot protection? (from mid 14th century)

    Clearly it's because the Germans are the superior ubermensch who care not to protect feet that will be stronger and more nimble than the feet of inferior untermensch like Frenchmen and Englishmen....
  23. Re: Never Forgive, Never Forget; Iran Refuses to Recycle Petrodollars

    What are you talking about? As far as I know, only Iran and Venezuela are interested in doing this. OPEC remains committed to using USD as its "petrocurrency". Aside from Iran (which is doing much...
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    Re: United States Wins War of 1812

    Texacus Superior et Texacus Inferior. ;)

    Hey now, don't mess with Texas. There is but one state of Texas, and that's Texas. :tongue: Everything else comes from New York City.

    qeilxKluTCU
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: 'You Laugh, You Lose Thread (No Videos, Read OP)

    I would rep you once again for this, but I've done so too recently. ;)
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    Re: Things that make you go WTF

    http://i.imgur.com/KOPFPdX.jpg
  27. Re: Thanks Obama! (and Hilary) Guns, guns and more guns.

    A few things here:

    1) What Congressional firearms legislation has Obama signed into law during the seven years he's been in office now? As far as I know, the only gun-related action Obama has ever...
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    http://i.imgur.com/0PBYj3w.jpg

    DANCE, YOU FOOLS!
  29. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 5 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    You would be a brave man to argue that over at the Reddit "Dreadfort" page glorifying the Boltons in a massive circlejerk. :tongue: Like walking into the gauntlet...of downvotes.

    Even though he...
  30. Re: Romanian ethnogenesis - North or South of Danube?

    I can no longer tell if you're being serious...or just here to provide some sarcastic comedy for us to laugh at.

    You're basically saying that we shouldn't use other fields of science in an...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    While Assad has used dirty tactics like barrel bombing rebel-held cities that basically indiscriminately target people whether they're legitimate fighters weilding weapons or not, his government...
  32. Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum 2.1b is released!

    To be honest I've gotten used to it, so I don't mind it anymore. I've come to know all the M2TW's peculiar quirks and dirty little tricks. I realize these also have nothing to do with EBII per se,...
  33. Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum 2.1b is released!

    I actually prefer to keep fire-at-will on, because a lot of the time my stupid troops fail to throw their javelins before charging. Making sure they've expended their payload of javelins means a...
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Well it's about damn time:

    ISIS Genocide Against Christians, Yazidis? European Parliament Recognizes Islamic State Targeting Religious Minorities
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  35. Re: The Ligurians: Italic or Celtic peoples?

    That's fascinating. Has that ever been done with any other language before? For instance, something like 60% of modern-day English vocabulary stems from Latin (and another small percentage purely...
  36. Introduction/First Look video of a battle

    I'm not gonna lie, this looks pretty amazing. :yes:

    CK-fUzDjM-4

    Excellent work, you guys! I'm actually pretty blown away by the attention to detail. Of course those Roman voice commands should...
  37. Re: Finances of the Mexican drug cartel damaged significantly by Colorado marijuana legalization

    You pointed that out while I was busy writing this post, so I didn't catch it. I must have confused what you said previous with another poster (maybe Odenat), so I apologize if I mischaracterized...
  38. Re: Game of Thrones: TV Series - Season 5 (Book spoilers in tags with warning)

    Season 6 is coming you guys. It's coming...it's coming all over the place. GET HYPED. Join the hype train today.
    ...
  39. Re: The race to the 2016 presidential race (former: Republican candidates)

    LOL. How did North Korea even make the list? ...at 9% favorability! Perhaps some of the people who were polled there are confusing it with South Korea, for whatever odd reason (i.e. profound...
  40. Re: Should African Americans Form Their Own Independant State?

    I'll just leave this here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia
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