The HISTORY 'what is it?' thread

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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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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).
 
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whoops, sorry, but you got it right. :redface: your turn
 
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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?
 
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No idea. Perhaps the navy?
 
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Nope, not the navy.
 
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JEB Stuart

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.

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what roman emperor gave his favorite horse consulship.
 
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Caligula... but I don't think he ever actually did it.
 
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Caligula... but I don't think he ever actually did it.

yes, your turn
 

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