We are two siblings that, for some reason, argue constantly about whether the Greeks or the Romans were the better civilization. In one corner, we have Nick, who fervently yells about the Greeks, and in the other we have Jackie, who adamantly roars for the Romans. So, we decided to put this into a tumblr in order to keep the shouting to a minimum.
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Who is stronger

The Romans. Look at their military tactics, accessories, and technology. They’re totally bad ass! (They had tanks!)

July 23 2011
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Cat on Constantine

thegreatgracie:

Cat on Constantine

July 1 2011
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zoom amantes-amentes:

lizapod:

misha-castiel:

CANNOT UNSEE

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
SO WIN

117 CE, MY BROS WERE DRAGONS
DRAGOOOONS

Boom.

amantes-amentes:

lizapod:

misha-castiel:

CANNOT UNSEE

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

SO WIN

117 CE, MY BROS WERE DRAGONS

DRAGOOOONS

Boom.

May 28 2011
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amantes-amentes:

weroseupslowly:

Boom. 

Essentially.

amantes-amentes:

weroseupslowly:

Boom. 

Essentially.

April 27 2011
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Apotheosis of Antoninus Pius and Faustina, pedestal of the Column of Antoninus Pius, Rome, Italy, ca. 161 AD, marble, approx. 8” 1 1/2” high, Vatican Museums, Rome

theancientworld:

Apotheosis of Antoninus Pius and Faustina, pedestal of the Column of Antoninus Pius, Rome, Italy, ca. 161 AD, marble, approx. 8” 1 1/2” high, Vatican Museums, Rome

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Article on Roman Sculpture

The Greeks weren’t the only ones who had beautiful sculptures ;)

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The word “pornography” comes from Greece, meaning the “writing of prostitutes”

January 13 2011
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zoom The Greeks even pimped out their wine jugs. that is how awesome they are.

The Greeks even pimped out their wine jugs. that is how awesome they are.

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found this while searching for veristic art (go Romans) on google. Awesome tumblr guys!

isn’t veristic art the best? warts and all! that’s why the Romans are so awesome.

Glad you found us! :D

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Now, you are looking for a battle between sculptures, I will have to bring up this gem. “Winged Victory at Samothrace” is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. Even despite the damage done over thousands of years, It is one of the great surviving masterpieces of sculpture from the Hellenistic period, and from the entire Greco-Roman era. The sculpture shows off the artist’s mastery of form and movement. It’s better than any roman shit that you can show.

Now, you are looking for a battle between sculptures, I will have to bring up this gem. “Winged Victory at Samothrace” is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. Even despite the damage done over thousands of years, It is one of the great surviving masterpieces of sculpture from the Hellenistic period, and from the entire Greco-Roman era. The sculpture shows off the artist’s mastery of form and movement. It’s better than any roman shit that you can show.

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Hi Again! You'll never know how much I'll defend the Roman Empire at any cost XD
So is it possible for me to help on the Roman side? Thanks.

If yes, this is my first helping statement:
Justinian (from the Byzantine Empire) was the last great Roman emperor. The simple reason is that the he and the emperors before him spoke LATIN, the succeeding emperors spoke GREEK! Greeks make everything fall! They're not helping anything in this world X-(

I’ll give Jackie a little call and we’ll see. 

But I must point out that your point is a false one. You fell for the trap of correlation equals causation.

You are saying that because the emperors spoke greek, that is why the empire fell. If that is true, then this little graph is also true.

This graph states that the number of pirates in the world is inversely proportional to the rise of the global temperature. Correlation equals causation means that because there are fewer pirates, the temperature rises.

This is of course not true.

Now just because something coincides with another event doesn’t mean that it causes it.

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Our dearest followers,

We will stop sucking at life and will post more soon. Sorry, you know how things get.

We still love you all!

Jackie and Nick

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LOL, I'm a new follower and I always believe that Romans are better; they're the best civilization everrr!!! GO ROMANS! SPQR! :-bd

I LOVE YOU NEW FOLLOWER!!! I mean, how can you top them? Honestly, it’s not possible

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Hello to our new follower, @rilinho!
Sorry we haven’t posted much, folks. Epic fail that we will definitely correct.
Let’s talk a bit about how awesome Roman art was. Sure, it was influenced by Greek art (just as the Greeks were influenced by other cultures), but there were many periods of Roman art (we can talk about periods of Roman art later and why they changed) when it was trendy to be as realistic as possible. This veristic art was definitely groundbreaking in comparison to the idealistic art of the Greeks. 
Romans kept it real, yo!

Hello to our new follower, @rilinho!

Sorry we haven’t posted much, folks. Epic fail that we will definitely correct.

Let’s talk a bit about how awesome Roman art was. Sure, it was influenced by Greek art (just as the Greeks were influenced by other cultures), but there were many periods of Roman art (we can talk about periods of Roman art later and why they changed) when it was trendy to be as realistic as possible. This veristic art was definitely groundbreaking in comparison to the idealistic art of the Greeks. 

Romans kept it real, yo!

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The name of the title character was “Hercules” instead of “Heracles,” but everything else is Greek. Zeus. Hera. Hades.

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