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How Historians Think

Posted April 10th, 2015 at 08:49 PM by okamido

How historians think when they lack documentation.



Historian #1:
"If it comes to us by mouth, then I don't believe it, because I am a skeptic."

Historian #2:
"If it comes to us from an Elite, then I do not believe it, because I am anti-Elitist."

Historian #3:
"If it comes from my own brain, then I believe it, because I am highly intelligent."


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Idiocy

Posted March 29th, 2015 at 02:24 AM by okamido

God save me from celebrity worship, chronocentrism/ recentism, and the California State Assembly.
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Tomb of the Lakedaemonians

Posted March 23rd, 2015 at 11:17 AM by okamido

In the Kerameikos area of Athens, exists the Tomb of the Lakedaemonians (Spartans).

The Kerameikos
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The tomb is divided into three compartments and contained the skeleton of thirteen Spartans who were killed during the heavy fighting at the Peiraeus in 403 BC, when Thrasybulus overthrew the Thirty Tyrants. Among the marble blocks of the monument, on which were inscribed the names of the fallen, is one recording
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The Norse, Draugr

Posted March 23rd, 2015 at 11:08 AM by okamido

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In the land of the Norse, few thing existed that could send a shiver up the spine of these hardy people. One such thing however, was the dreaded, Draugr. In the lore of the sagas, the Draugr was an undead warrior, with the desire to attack those that trespass aginst its barrow, and the ability to convert those who survive the attack, into a Druagr as well. In this fashion, they are quite similar to the current...
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Chelidonis and Arachidamia, Warrior Princesses

Posted March 23rd, 2015 at 11:02 AM by okamido

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In 272bce, at the request of the Spartan Kleonymus, who bore a great hatred towards the city of his birth, Pyrrhus of Epirus, a leading commander of his day, launched a military campaign into the Peloponnese. The goal of this expedition was to place Kleonymus on the throne of Sparta in order to act as a puppet for Pyrrhus and assist him in controlling the Peloponnese, so often a...
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