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"Climbing the Eye of God by Matt Donovan" | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

This engineering marvel was built between 118 and 126 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The oculus (“the eye of God”) sits about 140 ft. above the ground at the center of the dome of the Roman Pantheon. 75 more words

History

"Climbing the Eye of God by Matt Donovan" | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

This engineering marvel was built between 118 and 126 AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The oculus (“the eye of God”) sits about 140 ft. above the ground at the center of the dome of the Roman Pantheon. 75 more words

History

If the Roman army of 117 AD and the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan were to do battle, what would happen?

Let’s read the question again.

If the Roman army of 117 AD and the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan were to do battle, what would happen? 1,198 more words

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Ancient Warfare: Why were Roman armies so formidable?

Since this is Quora, I expect you’ll find reams & reams written about the glory of the Roman state, their legendary discipline, their tactical acumen & strategic foresight, the strength of their legions & the learning of their generals, the might of their arms & their dedication to idea of Rome, Mother of Civilization, and all that Nazi-sounding crap… 580 more words

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What made the Parthians so difficult for Rome to deal with? Was there ever an attempt to conquer them completely?

A significant drawback of modern history is the very Euro-centric view promoted by both Academicians & pop culture. It isn’t enough that the civilized Romans conquer most of Europe, they also have to march into barbaric  Germania, conquer nomadic Scythia & lay waste to tyrannical Parthia. 1,067 more words

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Who would win in a war, the Spartans or the Romans?

Not enough data to conclude anything. What kind of terrain? What is the state of the logistics on both sides? What about the Allies? What is the time-frame?  201 more words

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