- Mar 2016
Unfortunately historical reality isn't really concerned by if you respect an empire or not. The fact is that their achievements were massive and important, and they shouldn't be dismissed because they don't adhere to your modern moral sensibilities. Because of the nature of empires, especially ancient ones, none of them would. They all used violence and fear to assert their rule, just in varying degrees.I have no respect for the Assyrians cuz of their cruelty.