When Rome finally collapsed there were technologies in Rome that would
not be seen in Europe for over 1,000 years. Rome was the first city in the world to have
more than 1 million inhabitants. The Romans solved the engineering problems that allowed
this to take place.
The legacy of Rome and its effects on the Western world remain to this day. The Romans invented concrete 2,000 years ago. I have heard of analyses where engineers say that Roman structures will outlive MODERN CONCRETE structures because we reinforce them with steel. Steel expands and contracts differently and it breaks up concrete. So ... Roman structures will OUTLIVE modern concrete structures because it does not contain steel inside!
The Romans had cities with clean running water in them all the time. They built proper roads. The Romans brought us a lot of our law. To this day, we have professional standing armies and many other things that the Romans invented.
But the Roman world was a very male-dominated testosterone-filled world run by RAMPANT LOGICAL WHITE MEN who never accepted defeat in any form. For them, it was a fight to the death, and nothing scared them. They developed a contempt for death. I still want to write about Roman gladiators, and what Roman gladiators did. And there was a time when normal Romans also became gladiators. Gladiators were the sportsmen of their time in Rome. All modern sport is anyway derived from ancient sport and ancient sport was all about preparing for war - hence, various types of running and jumping... and of course javelin throwing, archery, etc. The thing that still makes my skin crawl endlessly is when I think of one documentary I saw where they discovered how men were really killed when they were gladiators. Only 8% of gladiators actually were executed. Even so... it was still a nasty process. The actual death blow was to a man who was on the ground, very possibly on his knees. They shoved the sword in, through his neck, down into his heart, bypassing his rib cage. I get cold just thinking about it. But apparently, the men were so trained that when the moment came, they faced it without flinching. Incredible really. The Romans loved a good fight. The Romans were farmers who created an incredible society which became the greatest political structure the Western world had ever known.
The Romans fought and faced everyone, and they beat them.
But Roman civilisation came at a price. The Romans weren't so much colonists as they were people who forced others into their Empire on pain of death. But... the Romans were also diplomats. The way Caesar conquered Gaul was only partly due to his military exploits, but even more so due to his genuis as a politician. The Romans were very faithful to their allies. But we will discuss that another day.
What is of interest is what the Romans were like ... TO THEIR ENEMIES!
To their enemies the Romans showed no mercy.
Roman society was really quite unlike anything that exists on Earth today. The Romans who were 1,000 years ahead of their time were actually a very logical, very tough type of people. The Romans were an exceptionally PRACTICAL and simple people. Their society was TOTALLY MALE DOMINATED. One Roman historian, Polybius wrote something to the effect that Romans were different from other peoples because the Romans NEVER listened to their women. The Roman male was all man. Roman society was all male. In fact, one of the more embarrassing surprises of archaeology was the sex lives of the Romans. The Romans were more into sex than we would like to admit. But Roman society was all male... all testosterone. What nobody would like to mention too openly is that the greatest Western political structure ever created was made by RAMPANT WHITE MALES WHO DOMINATED EVERYTHING THEY CAME ACROSS INCLUDING THEIR OWN WOMEN! They killed anything that stood in their way or they died in the process. They never gave in.
In fact, there is a story in ancient history about how Rome was formed very early on. In its very early stages, the town that was to become Rome was actually composed of men of questionable nature. These men were probably criminals of some kind and the town had no women in it!! The way the first Romans acquired their women was very typical of what was to become the Roman character. The Romans invited a neighbouring town to a type of social event - probably a type of picnic. Then they grabbed the women of the other town and ran off with them, kept them and raped them.
The other town's inhabitants were so outraged that they organised a military expedition to recapture their women. But when they got to Rome, the women who had been raped ran out and bade them to stop. The women told them that these men were now their HUSBANDS!!!
The Romans never gave up - no matter the utter enormity of any disaster. The Romans faced disasters that were far greater than 9/11. They were far greater than if Germany had annihilated all the Allies on the D-Day beaches. The Romans faced, and overcame disasters that would have broken anyone else. The Romans just did not know the word surrender. And the Romans gave no quarter to an enemy.
When they faced Carthage, they fought it until they totally destroyed it and sowed salt there so that nothing would ever grow there again. That was the ultimate contempt they had for their most ernest enemy.
For them, any type of loss or defeat was not to be tolerated. When Hannibal slaughtered 80,000 Roman soldiers at Cannae, the Romans were FORBIDDEN to mourn. When the Germans slaughtered 3 legions over 3 days in the Teutoberg forest in Germany, the Romans removed the numbers 17, 18 and 19 from their Legions. Never again was there a 17th, 18th or 19th legion.
When the Romans besieged a city where the inhabitants confidently told them that they had 10 years worth of food in stock - the Roman commander told them: "Then we will conquer you in the 11th year!" The inhabitants were so shocked by this that they surrendered to the Romans immediately.
The Romans made a point of being harsher on people who put up the most resistance. The sooner someone surrendered, the more lenient the Romans were. But the longer an enemy held out, the more vicious the final retribution would be. The Roman soldiers on such occasions were told to kill anyone and everything they came across. They were unleashed through the city to kill young and old, male and female. The Romans even cut dogs in half.
The Romans were masters of TERROR. They made it clear that they were not to be toyed with. They wanted people to fear and respect them.
When a city in Gaul turned on Julius Caesar, he reconquered it. Then he took the entire city and all its contents. He auctioned it all off, and then he sold everyone in the city into slavery.
The Romans talk about "pacification". But I suspect that under the word "pacify" that there are some nasty twists to it. The Romans did not pacify regions by being sweet and kind always. It would be interesting to know exactly what the Romans did to pacify people. But somehow the Romans got it right and did a lot of it. Part of it was to show them the benefits of the Roman system which included having laws, trading, etc. The Romans actually brought peace and economic growth those who worked with them.
But, the Romans weren't just a bunch of softies. They were in fact very tough, very practical, almost simple people. Above all, they were extremely determined and no setback got them down. (Jan. 11.07.2010, AfricanCrisis Webmaster, Author of: Government by Deception) http://www.africancrisis.co.za/Article.php?ID=85694&
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