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The HISTORY 'what is it?' thread

  1. Sep 5, 2005 #1

    JamesU

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    A spinoff of the what is it thread, to ask historical questions!

    Isidore of Seville is the Patron Saint of the Internet. Which of the following works did he write?
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2005 #2

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    You didn't list any "following works," yomamma. The only thing I know of that he wrote was Etymologiae, an encylopedia of classical knowledge. I know that the church holds him in really high esteem and considers him to be the last of the ancient Christian philosophers (that is, pre-medieval).
     
  4. Sep 5, 2005 #3

    JamesU

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    whoops, sorry, but you got it right. :redface: your turn
     
  5. Sep 6, 2005 #4

    loseyourname

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    Many people feel that Lee lost the Battle of Gettysburg simply because he was overwhelmed; that is, the Union army was too entrenched and too large and they had the high ground. Personally, however, I feel that a large part of the reason he lost was that a key component to his forces was missing, which destroyed his ability to scout. What was this missing piece?
     
  6. Sep 6, 2005 #5

    honestrosewater

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    No idea. Perhaps the navy?
     
  7. Sep 6, 2005 #6

    loseyourname

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    Nope, not the navy.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2005 #7
    JEB Stuart
     
  9. Sep 7, 2005 #8

    loseyourname

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    Bingo. He lost his main scout and advisor. After the death of T.J. Jackson, and with Stuart bogged down in WV, the triumvirate was broken.

    Your turn.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2005 #9
    what roman emperor gave his favorite horse consulship.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2005 #10
    Caligula... but I don't think he ever actually did it.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2005 #11
    yes, your turn
     
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