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Was Basil the Bulgarslayer an incel?
>The courtier and historian Michael Psellos, who was born towards the end of Basil's reign, gives a description of Basil in his Chronographia. Psellos describes him as a stocky man of shorter-than-average stature who nevertheless was an impressive figure on horseback. He had light-blue eyes, strongly arched eyebrows, luxuriant side whiskers—which he had a habit of rolling between his fingers when deep in thought or angry—and in later life a scant beard. Psellos also states that Basil was not an articulate speaker and had a loud laugh that convulsed his whole frame. Basil is described as having ascetic tastes and caring little for the pomp and ceremony of the Imperial court, typically wearing a sombre, dark-purple robe furnished with few of the gems that usually decorated imperial costumes. He is also described as a capable administrator who left a well-stocked treasury upon his death. Basil supposedly despised literary culture and affected scorn for the learned classes of Byzantium. >According to the 19th century historian George Finlay, Basil saw himself as "prudent, just, and devout; others considered him severe, rapacious, cruel, and bigoted. For Greek learning he cared little, and he was a type of the higher Byzantine moral character, which retained far more of its Roman than its Greek origin". The modern historian John Julius Norwich wrote of Basil: "No lonelier man ever occupied the Byzantine throne. And it is hardly surprising: Basil was ugly, dirty, coarse, boorish, philistine and almost pathologically mean. He was in short deeply un-Byzantine. He cared only for the greatness of his Empire. No wonder that in his hands it reached its apogee".
That's an image of Valens though
Norwich liked jerking off over prose. Though to note he is not an academic
Emperor Valens, famous for his fuckup at the battle of Adrianople, was a pretty good ruler besides that though
Christian = R1b
Non Christian = Defective R1b Notice how in R1b cultures non Christian’s are extremely easy for Christian’s to harass and bully this is R1b marking defective R1bs for destruction
Have you considered taking your meds?
The New Testament marks the abandonment of the J and the adoption of the R1b as God's primary chosen people and vehicles of his grace.
R1b is trash
Fall of the roman empire marks the return of the lost sheep of israel (i) to rule
Why did Greeks and Romans always turn to Northern Barbarians for law enforcement and integrity? Why were wild barbarians seen as more law abiding than the "Civilised" Greco-Romans, who didn't trust their own kind to be able to uphold the Law?
Are those Himera steppe niggers Scythian archers?
Other than Hamilton vs Burr, and Mozart vs Salieri.
I'd like to see a kino movie set in Vienna before the war, full budget, A-list actors, advice from historians and writers delivering honest impartial dialogue exhibiting their different ideas and beliefs without modern sensibilities or biases interfering.
So for example we see Hitler as a homeless painter, but he isn't depicted as a comical loser to give reddit an erection, just as he was, we look at little into his psychology and how there was little for him in life until he joined the army later, we don't depict Franz as naive, rather someone who believed in Empire as a way to keep Serbs, Bosnians and Croats from each others' throats. We also don't excessively faun over any character, we look at their flaws, Freud's pseudoscience, the fallacious worldview of the communists. Imaginative and kino dialogue and occasional chance encounters between the characters.
Directed by Wes Anderson and Emperor Franz is played by Anthony Hopkins?
Wes Anderson could contribute to the aesthetic of the time and scenes with royalty, though I don't believe he could give the politics the gravitas it deserves. I don't know who should direct, I was thinking Christopher Nolan but he is not really an intellectual heavyweight. Maybe Todd Phillips. I don't know.
>Emperor Franz is played by Anthony Hopkins
Was achilles really a faggot?
literally wrote 400 years after the band was disbanded.
>some people say
You retards realize that this is quite literally the equivalent of me saying
>yeah the landsknechts were all faggots. >source? I saw it in a dream.
Why do all standards of academic rigour and skepticism towards primary sources just happen to disappear when the sources say that ancient men were gay?
If we are going to take sources at face value and accept everything they say then I guess the Persians did bring 2 million soldiers to Thermopylae.
Later in his life he went back on the idea that homosexuality was acceptable, he ended up coming to the conclusion that it was unnatural.
Beowulf is not an "ancient poem" and why would all "ancient poems" from many different cultures all reflect the exact same morals and practices? Achilles and Patroclus could very well be like brothers in the Iliad, but it's also clear that by the time at least of Pericles most ancient Greeks, considered them to be lovers. Including Aeschylus, who was himself a war hero and whose own brother had perished fighting against the Persians. These were people who were familiar with camaraderie and combat.
Plutarch was writing 400 years after the band vanished, yes, but Plato and Xenophon were contemporary with it.
Achilles and Patroclus (in the back)
Patroclus isn't some balding snownigger though he's a cute brown femboy who gets plowed by younger top.
>>14275645 >Patroclus is never given any notable reverence
That's nonsense, Patroclus is described as an absolute Chad when he fights in the Iliad. He slaughtered tons of Trojans, sent them running, killed the king of Lycia and only died because he got sucker-punched by Apollo.
>Battle of Hastings, 1066 >Normans numbered between 7,000 and 12,000 >Ango-Saxons numbered between 5,000 and 13,000 >Normans win, rape England How did the Normans do it? Why wasn't the King of all of England able to raise more forces than the Duke of Normandy?
I remember reading somewhere that Harold's peasant levy (had a special name that I forgot) felt that they had done enough, they had done the time of service required by their laws and customs and were free to go without guilt back to work on their farms so a lot left between the battle in the north and the march to the south.
Normandy was more densely populated and a powerful duke like William had more effective ways of levying soldiers. For the most part, medieval kings had very little actual power in small towns and rural areas.
>>14277094 >Harold's peasant levy (had a special name that I forgot)
The duke of normandy was rich and powerfull
Anglos marched north and defeated the vikings then marched back south and fought the normans, the battle was actualy going in theyr favour, but before the normans broke harold got a arrow in the eye and the anglos routed
Was the Norman Conquest a good thing for England overall? I know the conquest is responsible for why England has a lot of cool castles today
What you guys think about PIE being emerged in North Iran, which spread from there to the steppe?
Kurdish men spent the last 5,000 years travelling the Eurasia, spreading civilization and their seed. You are speaking their language.
>>14277144 >Kurdish men spent the last 5,000 years travelling the Eurasia
Kurds have no history except for being retarded cave monkeys until today. They didn’t go anywhere.
Me on the bottom right and top row second from left
Were japanese people very good people?
Seeing japanese history, during times like sengoku jidai, you never hear about civilians being harmed by military forces. Everyone seems to be treated fairly, and combat was just between armies. Even when enemies got captured, they were executed humanely and there was no mistreatment. They’re only a few exceptions. While looking at mainland Asian history like china or mongols, the picture is exact opposite especially during turbulent times of civil war.
Yes, I live rent free in your Gook head because you can't stop envying my BWC and begging me to give it to you but the only thing you'll be getting is a swing from my sledgehammer onto your slanted insect-like monolidded eye flat chimp-like face.
Japan history is Africa’s Wakanda designed for retards. Stick with Meiji stuff onward.
Meh, that was just orientalism. Compared to China, South East Asia (Khmer, Ayutthaya, Majapahit, etc) and even Korea, Japan was far, far, far behind in everything, especially culture and philosophy.
Japan became idolised because it was that 'land hidden from the outside world' shit, not because they were remarkable people. They got their shit pushed in my the US to the point you could argue Commodore Perry created Japan.
I would argue Commodore Perry was the best thing that happened to them. Nips seized the First mover advantage in modernization surrounded by agricultural countries and now they are just wasting it away.
Yep. Japs won't admit it but the USA had more of an impact on their country in a hundred years than they did for their entire history. Embarrassing really.
How did people quickly went from "doing horrible things to your enemy = good" (something that is a common mindset throughout human history) to "no no no we didn't do x" (which only came to precedence post-WWII)?
WWII was really the tipping point for industrial scale brutality on the upper end. Even the most brutal wars of the past did not compare. Japan specifically behaved so badly that they were forbidden from even having a military, Jap nationalists can cry and deny all they want, but if they really weren't THAT bad the Americans wouldn't have castrated them and forbid them from participating in war.
>>14277170 >when the chinese touch down in sydney harbour
what makes you think the chinese military is capable of this?
Once you experience getting gassed in the trench like a vermin you may figure it out.
loaded question, here is a stele depicting nubian prisoners taken alive in ancient egypt
most ancient peoples held the view that other humans held spirits like their own and it is religious pollution to treat them lightly unless there is some pressing practical need to kill that person, the soldiers did not torture these prisoners to death for their amusement as you might, they simply did their duty and delivered them to their superior
You know this is a history board right?
Why is atheism such a huge midwit trap?
How do you win an argument against a pigeon?
The pigeon was just repossessing your pieces and board for Jesus from whom you stole them.
A gross misunderstanding of the fine-tuning argument is apparent here.
Is carbon-based life possible in universes with different values of the universal parameters? They have done studies, computer simulations, and have come to different conclusions for different variables. There was one guy that showed possibly there is alternative nuclear chemistry if you alter the strong force by up to 1000%, but the problem is those stars are massive and short-lived, (1 billion years), so that would probably be insufficient to realistically produce intelligent life given the time-frame. The fine-tuning argument is an interesting one, can other universes with just a minor difference in strength of the forces support what we know as life? Also, there is a lot of rhetoric going on here, check out the stanford encyclopedia article on fine-tuning for a better overview of the topic.
If other universes even existed, it would be impossible to know anything about them because we can only perform experiments on things that physically exist.
>>14273586 >I have nanobots that remove my freewill >And that it's a good thing!
Eat the bugs! Snort the Onions!