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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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Were there any famous mercenary armies in Medieval Europe?

The Varangian Guard.

                 Detail of an 11th Century Chronicle by John Skylitzes
                  Mark the Varangians at the ramparts of the Fort

You can get all the dry details and stuff from Wikipedia. 667 more words

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The best Roman Theatre in Europe

Provence has much to offer history buffs interested in the Roman Empire. Several monuments are as beautiful as they are well-preserved. Pont Du Gard overlooking the Gardon River, Arles Amphitheater, the Mausoleum of the Julii and Triumphal Arch at Glanum outside Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and The Roman Theatre of Orange are some of the most magnificent Roman buildings anywhere in the world. 855 more words

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The Pompeii of France

Vaison-la-Romaine (Latin: Vasio Julia Vocontiorum), sometimes referred to as “The Pompeii of France” is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France, and indeed has many wonderful Roman ruins. 409 more words

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