View Poll Results: Your favorite civilization/empire

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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

  1. #21
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    it was hard to choose just one!!
    I chose legendary..I also like ancient greece,celtic, mayan, vikings..etc....
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  2. #22
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    Talking fave civilizations

    You gotta hand it to the Romans. I love Virgil and Ovid and Lucretius and all that great literature. Plotinus taught in Rome, and all that late-antique groovy theurgical stuff was basically Roman. The Romans embraced both Hellenism and also Egyptian religions and the Phrygian cult of Magna Mater, and other cool eastern cults like that of Sabazius. They build Temples to Isis in Britain, etc. So when I say "Roman" I don't mean some kind of white european crap - I mean a cosmopolitan stew of lots of good stuff mixed together and spiced just right!

    And remember that even after "Rome" "fell" the Byzantine civilization lasted for another 1000 years - and it was always a hotbed of Alchemy and Theurgy and underground Platonic Paganism. In fact, when the "Renaissance" finally exploded in Italy it was directly inspired by the Platonic Paganism of the Byzantines. People like Ficino and Agrippa were, in essense, reviving Roman Paganism - and that is where most of modern day ceremonial magic and Paganism comes from..........

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    I voted "other" since my favorite ancient civilization is 7th century Tibet. It was a great central Asian power that even fought and defeated Tang dynasty China.
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  4. #24
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    Celtic of course, but I am a lover of the Mayan's and the Egyptians, the Norse and a whole lot of others!

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    I should add that I also love Celtic, Roman, and Tang Dynasty China. (And India between the 4th and 11th centuries CE.)
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    I have always liked the Byzantine, I think I'm the only one that picked that.
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  8. #28
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    Put me down for the Mongul Empire... of which I am probably descented...
    Last edited by Tanya; November 20th, 2007 at 12:52 AM.
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  9. #29
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    I voted Greece, although Rome has always fascinated me. Along with Ancient Egypt.

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    Ancient egypt, hell I DO study egyptology!! Closely followed by Norse/Viking, but I am really more fond of the scandinavian bronce-age than the iron-age... But well, I DID study scandinavian archaeology... Warning, beware of the geek!!

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