ITT Rome or Carthage. . our' ancestral homeland, not yours.. Rome.
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ITT Rome or Carthage

our' ancestral homeland, not yours.
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#13 - magnusmaiolriain (08/27/2014) [+] (2 replies)
#35 - antiponiesuser (08/28/2014) [-]
Monkey Genetic-upgrader Extraterrestial master race
User avatar #11 - dieterkaiser (08/27/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I'm going to turn this into a wallpaper
User avatar #2 - internetexplain ONLINE (08/27/2014) [+] (24 replies)

I take Helenic faggots over Latin faggots any day
User avatar #8 to #7 - schnizel (08/27/2014) [-]
****** , plz. You are assuming that Carthaginian and Roman culture are fungible. They are not. Roman culture was, as a function of its origin in Latium, syncretic. It took aspects of many other cultures, including Gallic, Etruscan and Greek, with the result that it was very easy to absorb the cultures of other peoples and societies.

Carthaginian culture was nothing like that. Additionally, where the Romans believed it was a moral good to export their culture to other societies, the Carthaginians did not. The Carthaginians not only rarely attempted to impose their culture on local peoples but hardly ever established direct political rule. The Carthaginians were traders, so they built trading depots and tried to fighting locals or establish direct rule in foreign countries (a fact which, in the 19th century, led scholars like Mommsen to say that the British Empires was more like Carthage than like Rome).

On top of that, Roman culture, as a function of its interactions with the Greek world, was heavily literary. It values the written and spoken word in a way that the Carthaginians never did. For a Roman, the height of civilised culture was the "liberal arts" or artes liberales (lit. the skills suitable for a free man) which meant rhetoric, poetry and history. The Carthaginians had no such cultural equivalent.

The Romans exported the artes liberales to the places they conquered. They taught British, Gallic and Spanish chieftains to speak, write and think like a Roman senator. The Carthaginians never even conceived of doing such a thing.

Thus, had Rome never existed, there would have been no "dominant culture". Instead, a pan-Celtic culture would have emerged in Europe with strong localised variations (something that was happening in Gaul on the eve of Caesar's conquest). It is likely that, by 50AD or thereabouts, a Celtic state would have emerged in Gaul.
#33 - anonymous (08/27/2014) [-]
Chirstianity is from Palestine/Israel/The middle east you ********

And in fact, today's entire civilization comes from there (Persia, Phoenicia, Babylon, Egypt, Assyria etc.). Greece is the only civilization that was created in Europe
#10 - viviannjames (08/27/2014) [-]
> "Wonder Stonehenge have been built by a far away land"
> Rustle my Winkies
> Invade Britannia anyways.
User avatar #9 - grovesimus (08/27/2014) [-]
No romuva? **** off.
#1 - anonymous (08/27/2014) [+] (1 reply)
star = communism = jewish

User avatar #37 - PVTDickStryker (08/30/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Our current numerical system is of middle eastern design, guess all **************** better start using Roman Numeral in all those advanced engineering equations.

What's that? Europeans are enjoying the services of the automobile and airplane? better not taint the pure Europa with American technology.

Like firearms? Better not, all that gunpowder belongs exclusively to the Chinese.

#14 - ablueguy (08/27/2014) [-]
Oy vey goy, stop being a racist-nazi-antisemetic-nazi-mysoginist-nazi-traditionalist-nazi.
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