Da: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Oggetto: Re: Re: Dragonrise arc
Data: Mercoledė 11 marzo 2009, 17:12
They make carpets? That's all that "Persian" implies to me. A little bit of "didn't Alexander fight them?" and that's the end of my knowledge on the subject. I actually asked this at the wargames weekend, of a group of well-educated people with an interest in history, and didn't get much more. It just isn't a useful analogue. They could list a few of the elite units, they mentioned watering wine, that's about it. No-one had any idea how the empire was structured, or what a Persian military group in a conquered area to collect taxes would look like, but we all know about the Legions, Boudicca, and Asterix the Gaul.
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