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Echetlaeus
30-04-14, 19:49
List historical figures that you admire. Say a few words why.

For me:

Agesilaus II, because many people, among others Xenophon and Plutarch, praised him for his virtues.

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Fire Haired14
01-05-14, 01:35
Cato the Elder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cato_the_Elder)!!! Because He was a traditional Roman who hated Greeks(no offense), tough, and fought in the very historic Second Punic war when he was only 17 and came back with battle wounds, and because he had red hair. I only read about him once, and that's what I remember. He was like an ancient Roman version of an Expendable (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FThe_Exp endables_2&ei=oYhhU4ruB6WzyAHiiIGoBw&usg=AFQjCNFG9EKKt1GRFEsgaLVg2X8BBMWtsA&sig2=GTQeEWnzI-9S7ODuDCU1Hg&bvm=bv.65636070,d.aWc).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Marco_Porcio_Caton_Major.jpg

Echetlaeus
01-05-14, 01:56
Cato the Elder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cato_the_Elder)!!! Because He was a traditional Roman who hated Greeks(no offense), tough, and fought in the very historic Second Punic war when he was only 17 and came back with battle wounds, and because he had red hair. I only read about him once, and that's what I remember. He was like an ancient Roman version of an Expendable (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FThe_Exp endables_2&ei=oYhhU4ruB6WzyAHiiIGoBw&usg=AFQjCNFG9EKKt1GRFEsgaLVg2X8BBMWtsA&sig2=GTQeEWnzI-9S7ODuDCU1Hg&bvm=bv.65636070,d.aWc).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Marco_Porcio_Caton_Major.jpg

He was against Caesar also!
In the end we are all expendable. Nobody is gonna live forever after all.

Fire Haired14
01-05-14, 02:31
He was against Caesar also!
In the end we are all expendable. Nobody is gonna live forever after all.

If i was around back then I would hate Ceasar too, so what's your point?

Echetlaeus
01-05-14, 02:40
If i was around back then I would hate Ceasar too, so what's your point?

No point at all, apart from the fact that hated the most influential leader of the Roman Empire.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X9C55TkUP8

Nobody1
01-05-14, 11:23
For good or worse a certain Jesus of Nazareth and his preachings were very influential in the antiquities;

http://www.thetroymurphyshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/JesusLoves.png

bicicleur
01-05-14, 13:52
Cato the Elder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cato_the_Elder)!!! Because He was a traditional Roman who hated Greeks(no offense), tough, and fought in the very historic Second Punic war when he was only 17 and came back with battle wounds, and because he had red hair. I only read about him once, and that's what I remember. He was like an ancient Roman version of an Expendable (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDgQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FThe_Exp endables_2&ei=oYhhU4ruB6WzyAHiiIGoBw&usg=AFQjCNFG9EKKt1GRFEsgaLVg2X8BBMWtsA&sig2=GTQeEWnzI-9S7ODuDCU1Hg&bvm=bv.65636070,d.aWc).

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Marco_Porcio_Caton_Major.jpg

I guess his red hair was his biggest virtue.