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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2013, 07:06:11 PM »
Or, simply enough, because they were different. End of the day that's all it takes to earn hatred, even if it takes hundreds of years of proximity.
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2013, 07:20:19 PM »
Just a quick question, where did the hatred for the Jews come from?  :?:
One, they had a different religion and different customs which creates suspicion and fear
Two, during Medieval times they ran the proto-banks which earned them plenty of hatred (though only a small minority of Jews were wealthy)
Three, as a group of outsiders that does not want to assimilate, they have always been a very easy target
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2013, 08:48:15 PM »
Just a quick question, where did the hatred for the Jews come from?  :?:
One, they had a different religion and different customs which creates suspicion and fear
Two, during Medieval times they ran the proto-banks which earned them plenty of hatred (though only a small minority of Jews were wealthy)
Three, as a group of outsiders that does not want to assimilate, they have always been a very easy target

You forgot the whole 'they killed Jeebus' part. That was a pretty big deal, especially in medieval Europe.
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2013, 09:50:14 PM »
That was only used as an excuse. Jeebus himself was a Jew.
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2013, 09:53:13 PM »
Correct, and maybe that's how the educated elites of the time felt, but for the commoners? You know, the general public? That was a BIG reason.
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2013, 06:26:09 PM »
Nothing unites a group of people more then hatred pointed at another, preferably different and smaller, group of people.

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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2013, 07:20:01 PM »
I'd suggest a different/new thread if people want to discuss persecution/hate of jews/strangers/other religions/ethnic groups, since a discussion like that can go on for quite a bit

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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2013, 08:14:50 PM »
I don't remember anymore where I read it but I recall some author stating that the Romans had prostitutes everywhere. Not just in taverns and inns but at the Colosseum during games, in bath houses, even bakeries. They different terms for prostitutes, depending on she worked - so a bakery prostitute had a different nickname than one working in a bath house would have, and so on. I *think* the author went on to say that prostitution, while not a glamorous profession, was not as loathed as it was in some other places and times. Does anyone know further details or can confirm/debunk this?
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2013, 08:20:27 PM »
I've actually heard the same, though I don't recall where exactly. It may have been from the professor who was the tour guide at Pompeii? I'll look it up later personally to see if I can find some sources that corroborate.
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2013, 08:48:52 PM »
I went to Pompeii, actually.
There was a particular house on a street-corner...  It had depictions of prostitution on the walls. It might have been a brothel.

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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2013, 08:57:49 PM »
Yeah, it was totally the brothel.
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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2013, 03:37:43 PM »
Pretty much everywhere was a brothel in that place.  When I was there it seemed just about every 4th or 5th street was one.  Not surprising since it was the Roman version of Las Vegas, and they were less shy about such things that we are today (Americans anyway).

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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2013, 03:39:10 PM »
IIRC there were signs in Pompeii in the shape of phalluses pointing to the brothels.

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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2013, 08:48:52 PM »
too far back? how bizarre is it that horses are fit for man so perfectly as they are? Where would the evolution of civilization/war have gone without them? thoughts?

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Re: General History Questions thread
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2013, 10:20:17 PM »
Perfectly fit? Have you ever ridden a horse for more than an hour? My balls still ache from the memory. But I'll tell you how it was: the men of ancient times wanted to travel without walking, so they started to search for things that move and can be sat on. First they tried with a dog, but it collapsed. Then they sat on a cow. It didn't collapse, but didn't want to leave the pastures either. After that they sat on a crocodile and it was a disaster. So there they were, those sad, chewed up cavemen, walking on their blistering, tormented feet, when they saw some horses. They thought it is big enough to not collapse, agile enough to go far, and coward enough so it won't chew people up. A few thousand years later they managed to catch one, and under a few more thousand years they managed to tame them. They just needed a few thosand years more to shape them through selective breeding so they could be bizarrely fit for mankind.
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