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forgotten war changed history

miklamar

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Report this Aug. 22 2012, 11:07 am

Two ancient Greek cities who were once friends, Eretreia and Chalcis, were wealthy cities who established trading colonies throughout the Mediterranean Sea, engaged in several wars over the course of centuries. It was called the Lelantine War. In the end, they devastated each other and destroyed their cities.


They were so worn out that they never recovered their former glories, and they were eclipsed by several of the colonies their people had established.


Centuries later, few people even remembered their names.


Civilization moved on to Athens, the city we all know as an early cultural center.


Thus, the destructive futility of war was demonstrated early in Aegean history.  Sadly, we continue to follow that path of destruction, rather than learn from it.  Will we ever learn?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lelantine_War


 


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Vicsage

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Report this Aug. 27 2012, 8:39 pm

testing


No response must mean you all agree.

Vicsage

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Report this Aug. 27 2012, 8:41 pm

Strangely, even after nearly a week, I've nothing to say.

Beersnark

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Report this Aug. 28 2012, 7:54 pm

So how did this war change history? In fact how can anything change history? It could be said it changed the course of events but even that is stretching it some. It happened. It's part of human history. That is all.


"These people are natural born idiots."-Neelix

K_tigress

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Report this Aug. 28 2012, 8:59 pm

Until we grow up and stop being like little brats, like the bible says, or stop acting like animals fighting over territory, we will never learn or evolve to a higher self/human.


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miklamar

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Report this Aug. 29 2012, 12:13 pm

Quote: Beersnark @ Aug. 28 2012, 7:54 pm

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>So how did this war change history? In fact how can anything change history? It could be said it changed the course of events but even that is stretching it some. It happened. It's part of human history. That is all.

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You are correct, but what I meant is that it changed the course of history.  Instead of those cities setting the course of civilization's development in their image, their destructive war(s) destroyed their cities and cultures, and Athens took the lead.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

Beersnark

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Report this Aug. 31 2012, 9:43 pm

Quote: miklamar @ Aug. 29 2012, 12:13 pm

Quote: Beersnark @ Aug. 28 2012, 7:54 pm

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>So how did this war change history? In fact how can anything change history? It could be said it changed the course of events but even that is stretching it some. It happened. It's part of human history. That is all.

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You are correct, but what I meant is that it changed the course of history.  Instead of those cities setting the course of civilization's development in their image, their destructive war(s) destroyed their cities and cultures, and Athens took the lead.


Classic Darwinism.


"These people are natural born idiots."-Neelix

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