[LMB] [OT] Atlantic crossings, was Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport
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Thu Jun 24 11:19:59 BST 2021
I think the Romans were more into assimilating cultures rather the direct
conquest, at least during their earlier "Republican" phase. It was usually
when a province rebelled that they resorted to brutality to maintain their
How it would apply to Roman policy in the New World would be fascinating
from a prospective of Alternate History fiction. I wonder what Harry
Turtledove would think?
On Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 12:56 AM markus baur via Lois-Bujold <
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> On 24.06.2021 06:53, Raymond Collins wrote:
> > If history is any indicator they would assimilate many of the native gods
> > into their pantheon. I'm uncertain about the more bloodthirsty gods from
> > South America.
> romans generally did not go for human sacrifice - and they might see
> those as a reincarnation of Baal (the main god of Carthage, which was
> accused of human / child sacrifice)
> so they might react badly to the mesoamerican religions..
> > On Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 11:07 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
> >> The Romans thought all people worshipped the game gods, with different
> >> customs. Except those weird Jews.
> >> How would they have responded to the religious belief systems of the
> >> Americans if they had encountered them?
> >> More to the point, the Romans regarded subjugating surrounding peoples
> as a
> >> good way to forward one's political career, and intentionally set out to
> >> destroy competing societies. Would they have dealt with the natives any
> >> better than, say, the Spanish?
> >> Matt G.
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