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Old 03-14-2019, 06:39 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul
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Did you know that Caesars sister were called Julia Minor and Julia Major..
They must have had real names, like Pitt the Elder and Pitt the Younger.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Earth
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man of the times
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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They must have had real names, like Pitt the Elder and Pitt the Younger.
LOL

Not this Aiden, Brayden, Cayden...

or Kaylyn, Maelyn, Raelyn...
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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One should learn about the mans military prowess, he dared greatly and was far more bold than any other commander in his lifetime:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6233538...f_=tt_eps_sn_2
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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One should learn about the mans military prowess, he dared greatly and was far more bold than any other commander in his lifetime:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6233538...f_=tt_eps_sn_2
Indeed.
We was given honorable mention in the book "Badass", which is a for-fun description of the "Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live". It's fun to read.

His troops practiced going for the opponent's eyes. Imagine. Some guy who practices every day with his razor sharp sword is coming after you and the first thing he does is stab you in the eye.
Then he gets serious.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul
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Indeed.
We was given honorable mention in the book "Badass", which is a for-fun description of the "Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live". It's fun to read.

His troops practiced going for the opponent's eyes. Imagine. Some guy who practices every day with his razor sharp sword is coming after you and the first thing he does is stab you in the eye.
Then he gets serious.
The Roman legions typically defeated numerically larger opponents because of training and discipline. Those numerically larger opponents never showed mercy. See, for instance, the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (halfway between present-day Bremen and Munster) in 9 A.D. Three entire legions and various auxiliaries were destroyed, about 35,000 men altogether; a few escaped, most were killed, and the rest were enslaved.

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Old 03-18-2019, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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With the numbers of Roman soldiers and legions I wondered if there were any men left at home.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Do you think Adolf Hitler was a bad person?

They had similar beliefs and practices.

Julius Cesar tried to eradicate the Celts, apparently slaughtering them by the hundreds of thousands. he so so because it would make him popular. Celts invaded Rome about 100 years earlier, so he set out to completely extinguish every man woman and child and pretty well succeeded. He did not get to Northern England, so they survived there.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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With the numbers of Roman soldiers and legions I wondered if there were any men left at home.
A lot of Roman soldiers weren't Roman. They belonged to tribes and people picked up along the way. I know they weren't always trusted as much as the other soldiers, but they were part of the Roman Army.
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