Et Tu, Romans?. Source: Imguir. it p STILL mums HINT -. I like how this post recognizes the Byzantium empire as the true continuation of the Roman empire.
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Et Tu, Romans?

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#105 - hallojmedloget (10/07/2013) [-]
Could any of you guys help my content up? It is OC
User avatar #104 - Loppytaffy (10/07/2013) [-]
The West Roman Empire collapsed way before that; the Holy Roman Empire began in 955ad, and though unrelated to Rome in any way (begining with Saxony), South Italy was part of it.
The Roman Empire did not collapse in the 15th century.
User avatar #116 to #104 - ludislavonac (10/07/2013) [-]
Dude, this is about the Eastern Roman Empire aka the Byzantine empire which collapsed in 1453 when Constantinopole was taken over by the Turks, however it's wrong since the colosseum is displayed, which is in Rome (the Western Roman Empire fell in 476) and not a monument from Constantinopole/Byzantium/Istambul.
Also the Holy Roman Empire had no real connections to Rome, it was regarded as a succsesor to the empire of Charlemagne who was crowned emperor of Rome and that was a political move because the Pope at the time didn't want the already mentioned Byzantine empire to be regarded as the succsessor to the original Roman Empire.
Fun fact, semi related - Charlemagne was crowned on Christmas eve, and the coronation ceremony was held in the old Basilica of st. Peter, pine trees were decorated with gold and silver, and that's the origin of the christmas tree.
User avatar #117 to #116 - Loppytaffy (10/07/2013) [-]
I know HRE had nothing to do with Rome; I even said in my comment.
But the fac tthat they used a monument from the Western empire, rather than the Eastern means that the date was wrong.

Why are people correnting me when I didn't say anything incorrect? All I mentioned was that Rome (Romano/South Italy) was part fo the HRE- a country cannot be in two empires at once.
User avatar #118 to #117 - ludislavonac (10/07/2013) [-]
Yes, but we're talking different time periods here, this picture refers to the Byzantine Empire, and you're talking about the HRE, which is unrelated to the content. What you said was true, but I thought that you confused the Byzantine with the HR Empire, that's all.
User avatar #107 to #104 - Maroon ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
The HRE had nothing to actually do with Rome. It was basically Germany and it wasn't even "real" it was just created by the Pope one day.
User avatar #108 to #107 - Loppytaffy (10/07/2013) [-]
Did you even read my comment?
"though unrelated to Rome in any way (begining with Saxony)" Saxony is a Germanic state, and like all of them before the collapse of the HRE in the 19th century and Prussia crated Germany from the chaos, was independant.

It was a real Empire as much as the British, French, or any other. The problem was is that power shifted with each new Emporer; if the current family in Habsburg was French, the French ruled the Empire, if the current family was Austrian, Austria ruled the Empire. So ti was somewhat like the EU; it collapsed under Napolean and that was the end of it because there was no country to return

It was actually created after the Battle of Lechfeld, King Otto was crowned Holy Roman Emporer after defeating the Magyars who had been terrorising small villiages in Europe for the past 50 years.
User avatar #110 to #108 - Maroon ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
I was just adding to yours, not actually trying to disagree with you
User avatar #111 to #110 - Loppytaffy (10/07/2013) [-]
I had already mentioned your first two points.
Your third was factually incorrect in two ways.
#96 - ninivr (10/07/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, But to say that the Byzantine empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire would exactly be like sayng that United States are the continuation of the British Empire....
User avatar #99 to #96 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/07/2013) [-]
Stop over thinking and agree with the fact that merica shutting down is funny.
#86 - gladiuss (10/07/2013) [-]
The Roman Empire was finally divided into the Eastern Roman Empire, Headquartered in Constantinople, and the Western Roman Empire, Headquartered in Rome. Byzantium, was the Eastern portion of the Roman Empire. Byzantium = Roman Empire.

I know, ' **** me' right?
User avatar #101 to #86 - kameethechosenone (10/07/2013) [-]
yet Rome was the "capital" of the Western Roman Empire and they seized to exist around 476
#91 to #86 - spanishninja (10/07/2013) [-]
i cant find who asked for this...
#85 - ludislavonac (10/07/2013) [-]
560 years? The hell is this picture talking about, Rome fell in 476. This is a picture of the colosseum in Rome, not some monument from the Byzantine empire.
560 years? The hell is this picture talking about, Rome fell in 476. This is a picture of the colosseum in Rome, not some monument from the Byzantine empire.
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User avatar #81 - ashirt (10/07/2013) [-]
Imagine, in 500 years we'll be able to stroll through the white house!
User avatar #79 - theshadowed (10/07/2013) [-]
The Byzantine Empire didn't come anywhere near retaking Rome. The Seljuks did them in.
It was the Papal States who had Rome in the Middle Ages.
#90 to #79 - jornis (10/07/2013) [-]
Dude in 537 the great Byzantine General Belisarius sieged rome on his way to conquer the rest of the italian peninsula during the Gothic War, so read a book.
User avatar #114 to #90 - theshadowed (10/07/2013) [-]
Because I obviously know **** all about history if I didn't know about the Gothic War. No need to be a prick
#74 - laminated (10/07/2013) [-]
Actually believing that the Roman empire ended only after the fall of the Byzantine empire, is a sign of an attempt to be historically edgy, and a proof that modern interpretations of history are trying way too hard to invent original angles.

There are so incredibly many cultural, societal and military aspects of Roman society that the Byzantine empire never inherited, that it simply does not make sense to call it a true continuation of the western roman empire with all the knowledge we have today. Even if we decide to rely entirely on primary Roman sources, the split between east and west was very much total, with the Byzantine empire having no power or jurisdiction in the west at all - this includes the Colosseum which is being used as an example in the picture.
#61 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
well yeah but the shut down of the roman government marked the beginning of the middle ages, which no one wants to talk about that.
#64 to #61 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
Ah, I found another ignorant person. Right up there, everybody.
Ah, I found another ignorant person. Right up there, everybody.
#65 to #64 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
oh and here we go with this **** . no one on this site should be calling anyone else ignorant. and ohhh nice red thumb. you sure showed me
#66 to #65 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
It's just my way of saying "you're 						*******					 stupid."
It's just my way of saying "you're ******* stupid."
#68 to #66 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
le master troll over here. why dont you go cannonball into a patch of cacti?
le master troll over here. why dont you go cannonball into a patch of cacti?
User avatar #69 to #68 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
Yeah, because 1453 (the date of the fall of the Byzantine Empire, which was the continuation of the Roman Empire) was definitely the start of the medieval era, and I'm such a troll for calling you out on your ignorance.
Or maybe you're a stupid piece of **** that's so myopic that you can't even realize you made a mistake when someone tells you that you did.
#70 to #69 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
id like to know where all of this hostility is coming from. this is why you people like you are disliked. high strung mother ******* like you flipping on people for sneezing in front of you. you get beaten by your parents dont you? someone in your family is an alcoholic? maybe you get bullied at school for being a bitch, oh uhhh i mean "less physically and mentally gifted" than the other boys and girls. whatever your problem is i dont know and i dont care, because youre being an ******* to me about it and no one deserves to have to bear your bull **** . good bye ass hat.
#71 to #70 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
>Makes wildly inaccurate statement about something that is commonly known
>Is called stupid, mostly because 560 years ago was about the time when the Renaissance was coming around, and everybody that has been through the most basic ******* history class understands this
>Claims that I'm the one with the problem and the mental deficiency
Yeah, bye ****** . Have the sad, pathetic, moronic life that you've decided to doom yourself to by being such a ******* idiot.
User avatar #93 to #71 - playerdous (10/07/2013) [-]
Well to be fair he said Roman not Byzantine, besides the whole arguement of assimilated who we call the time after the Roman empire the byzantine empire. This is from Wiki but works well enough "Dark Ages (historiography), the concept of a period of intellectual darkness and economic regression that occurred in Europe following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire" also "The term "Dark Ages" originally was intended to denote the entire period between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance". Second basically says were taught history differently through the years.
#72 to #71 - funnygiggles (10/07/2013) [-]
You were kind of being a dick about it.
User avatar #73 to #72 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
Stupidity isn't fixed by kind words and conciliatory coddling.
#75 to #73 - funnygiggles (10/07/2013) [-]
It isn't fixed by taunting either. The only way to fix stupidity is by teaching the correct lesson. He made a common mistake anyway.
#76 to #75 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
I'm sneering and deriding at the unbelievable ignorance. There's no excuse for it unless the guy's ten years old, and if his vernacular indicates anything, he very well may be, but I'm more susceptible to the belief that this douchebag is a high-school student or a fully-fledged "adult" with the IQ of a chimpanzee, so I'm not going to veil my disdain.
I'm sneering and deriding at the unbelievable ignorance. There's no excuse for it unless the guy's ten years old, and if his vernacular indicates anything, he very well may be, but I'm more susceptible to the belief that this douchebag is a high-school student or a fully-fledged "adult" with the IQ of a chimpanzee, so I'm not going to veil my disdain.
#77 to #76 - funnygiggles (10/07/2013) [-]
Dude, you are an ******* .
User avatar #78 to #77 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
It sure does beat being a simian moron.
User avatar #92 to #78 - sybo (10/07/2013) [-]
At least a moron has respect, and is seemingly a much more enjoyable person to be around.

I'd much rather teach a dumb person than listen to a smart-ass, good-luck socializing with people who aren't on the internet.

(I wasn't being sarcastic, I hope you figure out your social anxiety issues bro.)
#57 - moldypubes (10/07/2013) [-]
Imagine how much money the U.S. Government saved by closing down its monuments!!!!

User avatar #58 to #57 - mnbmadison (10/07/2013) [-]
try losing millions from tourist
#87 to #58 - anonymous (10/07/2013) [-]
I was a tourist 2 weeks ago and I can confirm this, they always lost my millions such mussy dudes
User avatar #63 to #58 - thegamerslife ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
also paying people to go out and add more barricades and remove people who get around them.
User avatar #45 - drunkasaurus ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
I guess the Colosseum is a monument now
#44 - asshatblast (10/07/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #46 to #44 - mindheistninetysev (10/07/2013) [-]
He has a wife you know. You know what she's called? Incontinentia. Incontinentia Buttocks.
#43 - pjers (10/07/2013) [-]
rome fell in 376 CE, Ya done Shrek'ed yourself. still amused, you can have a thumb.
User avatar #54 to #43 - ewowo (10/07/2013) [-]
He means the Byzantines I guess. However I wouldn't say they really counted for the purposes of this image.
User avatar #50 to #43 - commontroll (10/07/2013) [-]
Constantinople dude.
User avatar #59 to #50 - coolcalx (10/07/2013) [-]
and where is the Colosseum?

not in Byzantium.
User avatar #113 to #59 - commontroll (10/07/2013) [-]
And? Just because the Western Roman Empire fell, doesn't mean that the Eastern doesn't count as the Roman Empire. Still the same culture, just a different location. All the locations built by the Roman Empire (West and East) are still able to be visited today, regardless of their government being gone.
User avatar #60 to #59 - ihatem ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
Byzantines held the Mediterranean pretty well, and had Italy for a while
#41 - mcquiston (10/07/2013) [-]
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#32 - xatrainx (10/07/2013) [-]
et tu romani*
#62 to #32 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
i remember when i took latin we had a book for it (obviously) and it was called Ecce Romani which means "look romans"...there was also a chapter in the bopok where the family that the book is based around get stuck in a ditch on the side of the via appia and there was a whole chapter just about the dumb **** they saw... "ecce! vacca sub arbore" or something like that
#52 to #32 - anonymous (10/07/2013) [-]
*"Et vos, romani?"
#34 to #32 - oniiking ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
Nazism is the worst form of trolling, nobody gets a laugh out of it.
Nazism is the worst form of trolling, nobody gets a laugh out of it.
User avatar #35 to #34 - meinfuher (10/07/2013) [-]
What's so bad about Nazism?
User avatar #37 to #35 - oniiking ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
It's not funny, it's not helpful, it's just generally being a **** to those around you.
#56 to #37 - moldypubes (10/07/2013) [-]
Well I find them funny
User avatar #38 to #37 - meinfuher (10/07/2013) [-]
I was trying to be funny, as my account is named meinfuher. Apparently, I was wrong. I will go cry now.
User avatar #39 to #38 - oniiking ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
My bad, I personally don't pay attention to names when responding so a lot of things go over my head.
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#23 - killerblue (10/07/2013) [-]
Et 2, 8
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