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  • Aztecs

    2 1.61%
  • Mayans

    2 1.61%
  • Incans

    1 0.81%
  • Olmec and/or Toltec

    0 0%
  • Native American (particular Tribe or in general)

    3 2.42%
  • Babylonian

    3 2.42%
  • Sumerian

    4 3.23%
  • Akkadian

    1 0.81%
  • Indus Valley (Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa)

    0 0%
  • Ancient Egypt

    22 17.74%
  • Greece

    12 9.68%
  • Rome

    16 12.90%
  • Etruscan

    1 0.81%
  • Phoenician

    0 0%
  • Persian

    2 1.61%
  • Minoan and/or Mycenean

    3 2.42%
  • Ancient Japan

    0 0%
  • Ancient China

    2 1.61%
  • Byzantine

    3 2.42%
  • Ottoman

    0 0%
  • Norse and/or Vikings

    9 7.26%
  • Celtic

    22 17.74%
  • Legendary: Avalon, Atlantis, etc

    6 4.84%
  • Carthage

    0 0%
  • Catal Huyuk

    1 0.81%
  • Ancient Israel, Hebrew, etc

    1 0.81%
  • Nubian

    0 0%
  • Other (I probably missed some, )

    7 5.65%
  • None

    1 0.81%
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Thread: Favorite Ancient Civilization/Empire

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    Favorite Ancient Civilization/Empire

    I love ancient history so I got curious which civilization/empire people liked and are interested in, etc.

    Poll is up. I tried to find a complete list of ancient civilizations and well I didn't have much luck.
    Sorry if I missed any!

    It's not multiple choice, but feel free to post and list your others. I have many that I'm interested in, but I wanted to know favorites.
    Last edited by Agaliha; October 30th, 2006 at 01:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agaliha View Post
    I love ancient history so I got curious which civilization/empire people liked.
    (poll in a second)

    Firstly, I have to ask....

    What, exactly, do you mean by 'civilization'?
    Are you speaking as in the Latin 'civitas' (city/ city/states) model, or are you using 'civilization' in another way?

    Also, what if the people you like did not have an 'empire'...definition below -

    from: http://dict.die.net/empire/

    1: the domain ruled by an emperor or empress
    2: a group of countries under a single authority: "the British
    empire"
    3: a monarchy with an emperor as head of state


    (I did not think that the last two definitions for empire were applicable, so I did not post them... Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

    (pssst...the Celts and the Norse were *hardly* empires...or, really, depending on your definition, neither were they 'civilizations'.)
    Last edited by Faol-chu; October 30th, 2006 at 01:11 AM. Reason: PS




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    Quote Originally Posted by Faol-chù View Post
    Firstly, I have to ask....
    What, exactly, do you mean by 'civilization'?
    Are you speaking as in the Latin 'civitas' (city/ city/states) model, or are you using 'civilization' in another way?
    Um, I wasn't thinking this would get all technical.
    I made a poll with various civilizations and empires. Not all of those listed are empires. I only put the empire there for those that were in fact empires.

    I was under the impression that the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Sumerian, Mayan etc were civilizations. In fact, that's what I learned all though middle and high school as well as college.
    Certian ones listed also qualify for Empire: Roman, Persian (Persian Empire), Byzantine (Byzantine Empire), etc.
    (and yes, I know some listed aren't exactly ancient, no need to nitpick)

    civ·i·li·za·tion (sv-l-zshn)
    n.
    1. An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions.
    2. The type of culture and society developed by a particular nation or region or in a particular epoch: Mayan civilization; the civilization of ancient Rome.
    3. The act or process of civilizing or reaching a civilized state.
    4. Cultural or intellectual refinement; good taste.
    5. Modern society with its conveniences: returned to civilization after camping in the mountains.
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    Also, what if the people you like did not have an 'empire'...definition below -
    from: http://dict.die.net/empire/
    1: the domain ruled by an emperor or empress
    2: a group of countries under a single authority: "the British
    empire"
    3: a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
    (I did not think that the last two definitions for empire were applicable, so I did not post them... Please correct me if I'm wrong.)
    As I said, I wasn't implying that everything listed there was an "empire."

    If the people you like didn't have an empire, they didn't. It's not a big deal. If I missed anything feel free to add it and check "other"
    Last edited by Agaliha; October 30th, 2006 at 01:27 AM.

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    Gr, this needs to be checkboxes and not radio buttons.

    That said, Rome all the way for me, though I need to learn more about the Mesopotamian civilizations.
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    Ack...I wish you made this multiple choice. I can't choose just one
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    I did say: It's not multiple choice, but feel free to post and list your others. I have many that I'm interested in, but I wanted to know favorites.

    I have more than one as well.
    I could ask a Admin to fix it...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agaliha View Post
    I did say: It's not multiple choice, but feel free to post and list your others. I have many that I'm interested in, but I wanted to know favorites.

    I have more than one as well.
    I could ask a Admin to fix it...?
    Don't worry...I'll have to choose one then...
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    I chose Ancient Egypt but I also like Rome, Greece, Persian, Celtic, Ancient Japan and China, Australian + Oceania, Phoenician, etc..
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    Ancient Egypt, closely followed by Rome. I am also interested in legendary civilisations such as Atlantis and Lemuria.
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    Im interested in anc. civs too.
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