Why Arathor Is Not Rome

100 Human Hunter
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04/02/2013 06:53 PMPosted by Everen
I'm offended when you among others push a self subscribed fanon upon other.


I apologize. Evidently I should not have the KoA's fanon apply at KoA events.


I mean if you like RPing with yourself then I would say yes, that's a good idea.
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90 Night Elf Mage
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I was joking with my response in the other thread and edited to clarify - a good read though!
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90 Human Paladin
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Gilneas is Constantanoplian. No question.
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90 Worgen Druid
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Gilneas is Constantanoplian. No question.


Agreed.
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I'm sorry, there's no evidence for Stromgarde being Byzantium. I mean there hasn't even been a Fourth Grand Crusade yet.
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90 Human Paladin
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Byzantium


Byzantium? HA

The Constantanoplian smashed the Byzantium's every day of the week!
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91 Blood Elf Paladin
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I like Arathi threads!
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100 Human Hunter
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I like Arathi threads!

I do as well.
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100 Human Paladin
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Who was doing the Rome thing? I can't see Rome.
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100 Human Paladin
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Judging by the tabard Arathor is obviously Stonehenge.
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90 Human Paladin
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Who was doing the Rome thing? I can't see Rome.


http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130226031816/moon-guard/images/a/a3/Maccari-Cicero.jpg

A good example.
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91 Blood Elf Paladin
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Judging by the tabard Arathor is obviously Stonehenge.


It's sad that the tabard is so hard to get. We Rp it as a human kingdom. GASP. SO. OUTTHERE! How dare we act like it's STORMWIND.
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90 Worgen Druid
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I'm guessing that you're not a very big fan of Toynbee, Asuryan?
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92 Human Warlock
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Toynbee is a sociologist, not an historian.
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90 Worgen Druid
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Toynbee is a sociologist, not an historian.


Haha.
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88 Human Warrior
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I don't involve myself much in the Arathi stuff, but this was a very interesting read.

also,

TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUBRICK'S 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER
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100 Human Paladin
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TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUBRICK'S 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER


I'm so glad I wasn't the only one thinking this.
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100 Worgen Death Knight
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historians distrust large-scale models.


Yes, yes, and more yes! Thank you! As a U.S. historian who maintains a hobby level interest in the Roman Empire, it boils my blood when I hear people say things like, "The U.S. is kinda like the Roman Empire!" Or, "We need to stop deficit spending! It's how Rome died!"

Shut up and read a book for once. The United States and Rome have similarities in the sense that they're comprised of humans who made an empire and made human mistakes. There's no similarity in how the empires were built or run, cultural influence exists only in the sense that almost all western European culture is influenced by the Romans, and there are about a billion factors that caused the Roman Empire to collapse, you can't point to a single one and say, "See! I found the problem!"

Rant aside, this all definitely applies to WoW. Azeroth is a fantasy setting who uses real life civilizations as a baseline for establishing racial cultures. Their histories to not align and no single civilization matches any race or kingdom in Warcraft perfectly.
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80 Human Warlock
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Excuse me, but you call yourselves historians? And you claim there's no cultural similarities between the US and Rome? Hello?

Rome had columns. Marble columns.
Washington DC has columns. Marble columns.

I believe you owe a few people here an apology. Perhaps a little less Michael Grant, and more Michael Baigent.
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100 Worgen Mage
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More important question. Why is it an historian?

Also, should I be RPing my troll as Aztec, Inca, or Mayan?
Edited by Rofaldo on 4/2/2013 11:06 PM PDT
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