[LMB] Dark Ages [not], was, What makes ...

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Thu Aug 22 17:00:00 BST 2019



> On Aug 22, 2019, at 7:13 AM, WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
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>> On Aug 21, 2019, at 7:04 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> It's notable that in Barrayar's descent into 'barbarism' by
>> galactic standards, they not only preserved past culture but expanded upon
>> it - their development wasn't as wholly directed towards food cultivation
>> and warfare as a galactic might assume.  The Romans had no such balance.
> 
> The Romans were great admirers of Hellenistic culture. They realized they were
> deficient there.
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I see that Roman civil engineering is getting no respect. Just as a sample, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_aqueduct as well as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com



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