[LMB] [OT] Atlantic crossings, was Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport
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Thu Jun 24 19:20:00 BST 2021
On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 12:05 AM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 native
> Americans if they had encountered them?
> The Greeks & Romans had a lot of nature spirits to go along with the super
powered crew on Olympus. They had trickster gods. They might have had
more overlap than you think.
> 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?
Romans: Pay your taxes.
NA: Taxes, what are those? What's tribute?
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