Et Tu, Romans?. Source: Imguir. it p STILL mums HINT -. I like how this post recognizes the Byzantium empire as the true continuation of the Roman empire.
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User avatar #1 - lordmacflurri (10/06/2013) [-]
I like how this post recognizes the Byzantium empire as the true continuation of the Roman empire.
User avatar #17 to #1 - imnotkickthecat (10/07/2013) [-]
If only we removed kebab...
#18 to #1 - sonofthedeepsouth (10/07/2013) [-]
Pentarchy FTW
User avatar #48 to #1 - commontroll (10/07/2013) [-]
It's only because the Fall of Constantinople would seriously make one of the best movies out there, so long as it stayed true to the history. Such an amazing story.
User avatar #51 to #1 - threeeighteen (10/07/2013) [-]
Oh lawdy, I love playing as Byzantium in EU3, just utterly shatter the Turks while gobbling up all my cores, then off to Rome.
User avatar #109 to #1 - Welshhobo (10/07/2013) [-]
But it was.... The Roman Empire grew so large they decided to have two emperors ruling each side - west, and east. Only the city of Rome was captured by rebels, and hence the western empire was overthrown. The entire east half of the empire was still under control of the romans a.k.a. The "Eastern Roman Empire". They had lost Rome so couldn't exactly call themselves "Rome" or "Romans" anymore so just changed their name to Byzantium where they existed until the Ottomans invaded.
#11 to #1 - Furubatsu (10/07/2013) [-]
I feel ashamed I only know that through Percy Jackson...
I feel ashamed I only know that through Percy Jackson...
User avatar #36 to #11 - newforomador (10/07/2013) [-]
Which book did it say that in? I haven't read them in awhile. Also, don't be sorry, that's how I know most of the stuff I know about Greek mythology.
User avatar #89 to #36 - Furubatsu (10/07/2013) [-]
If I remember correctly, it was Son of Neptune (The newish spin-off books) where they tell Frank Zhang, yes, your oldest ancestor was from Greece, then they tracked to Rome, then China where the roman empire ****** up. That's why you have Poseidon's genes but look like Jackie Chan.
#33 to #1 - anon (10/07/2013) [-]
Am I the only one who recognizes the Byzantine Empire as Greek...?
User avatar #47 to #33 - commontroll (10/07/2013) [-]
Yes.
User avatar #5 to #1 - augustusxxiv (10/06/2013) [-]
Yeah, except the Byzantine Empire didn't have control over Rome for much, much longer than that, so it's wrong of them to recognize the Byzantine's as the Roman's
User avatar #16 to #1 - falloutfanatic ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
To this day i refuse to call Constantinople that other name it was given by the barbarians.

Roman civilization is best classical antiquity civilization
#82 to #16 - anon (10/07/2013) [-]
SPQR.
That is all.
User avatar #27 to #16 - thatoneiranianguy (10/07/2013) [-]
The Turks have a very interesting and lively history that everyone should explore but I still have dreams of the Byzantine people running the lands today.)
#119 to #16 - sidathon (12/10/2013) [-]
You know Istanbul was taken from Greek though?

Is-tan-bul
Εις-την-πόλη
To-the-Town
(the Town being the grand Constantinople)

So I guess it's not that bad.

Why am I saying this months later? I'm going through my most thumbed up comments for FJ nostalgia

I am from the future

take this pic for when you need it
#106 to #16 - anon (10/07/2013) [-]
so where are you from falloutfanatic?
#4 to #1 - cauhgon (10/06/2013) [-]
Byzantine Empire*
#6 to #2 - LordSweatpants (10/06/2013) [-]
The were the successors to the Roman Empire (not like the Diodachi just in terms of being a direct continuation of the state that was the Eastern Roman Empire) - they called themselves Romans.
#7 to #6 - LordSweatpants (10/06/2013) [-]
I've also used my History degree WAY more on FJ than in the real world :p
#88 to #7 - missions (10/07/2013) [-]
That's not ":p" that's sad....
#96 - ninivr (10/07/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, But to say that the Byzantine empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire would exactly be like sayng that United States are the continuation of the British Empire....
User avatar #99 to #96 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (10/07/2013) [-]
Stop over thinking and agree with the fact that merica shutting down is funny.
#85 - ludislavonac (10/07/2013) [-]
560 years? The hell is this picture talking about, Rome fell in 476. This is a picture of the colosseum in Rome, not some monument from the Byzantine empire.
560 years? The hell is this picture talking about, Rome fell in 476. This is a picture of the colosseum in Rome, not some monument from the Byzantine empire.
#32 - xatrainx (10/07/2013) [-]
et tu romani*
#34 to #32 - oniiking ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
Nazism is the worst form of trolling, nobody gets a laugh out of it.
Nazism is the worst form of trolling, nobody gets a laugh out of it.
User avatar #35 to #34 - meinfuher (10/07/2013) [-]
What's so bad about Nazism?
User avatar #37 to #35 - oniiking ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
It's not funny, it's not helpful, it's just generally being a cunt to those around you.
User avatar #38 to #37 - meinfuher (10/07/2013) [-]
I was trying to be funny, as my account is named meinfuher. Apparently, I was wrong. I will go cry now.
User avatar #39 to #38 - oniiking ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
My bad, I personally don't pay attention to names when responding so a lot of things go over my head.
#56 to #37 - moldypubes (10/07/2013) [-]
Well I find them funny
#52 to #32 - anon (10/07/2013) [-]
*"Et vos, romani?"
#62 to #32 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
i remember when i took latin we had a book for it (obviously) and it was called Ecce Romani which means "look romans"...there was also a chapter in the bopok where the family that the book is based around get stuck in a ditch on the side of the via appia and there was a whole chapter just about the dumb **** they saw... "ecce! vacca sub arbore" or something like that
#44 - asshatblast (10/07/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #46 to #44 - mindheistninetysev (10/07/2013) [-]
He has a wife you know. You know what she's called? Incontinentia. Incontinentia Buttocks.
#105 - hallojmedloget (10/07/2013) [-]
Could any of you guys help my content up? It is OC
#23 - killerblue (10/07/2013) [-]
Et 2, 8
#86 - gladiuss (10/07/2013) [-]
The Roman Empire was finally divided into the Eastern Roman Empire, Headquartered in Constantinople, and the Western Roman Empire, Headquartered in Rome. Byzantium, was the Eastern portion of the Roman Empire. Byzantium = Roman Empire.

I know, ' **** me' right?
User avatar #101 to #86 - kameethechosenone (10/07/2013) [-]
yet Rome was the "capital" of the Western Roman Empire and they seized to exist around 476
#91 to #86 - spanishninja ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
i cant find who asked for this...
#57 - moldypubes (10/07/2013) [-]
Imagine how much money the U.S. Government saved by closing down its monuments!!!!

User avatar #58 to #57 - mnbmadison (10/07/2013) [-]
try losing millions from tourist
#87 to #58 - anon (10/07/2013) [-]
I was a tourist 2 weeks ago and I can confirm this, they always lost my millions such mussy dudes
User avatar #63 to #58 - thegamerslife (10/07/2013) [-]
also paying people to go out and add more barricades and remove people who get around them.
User avatar #81 - ashirt (10/07/2013) [-]
Imagine, in 500 years we'll be able to stroll through the white house!
#61 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
well yeah but the shut down of the roman government marked the beginning of the middle ages, which no one wants to talk about that.
#64 to #61 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
Ah, I found another ignorant person. Right up there, everybody.
Ah, I found another ignorant person. Right up there, everybody.
#65 to #64 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
oh and here we go with this **** . no one on this site should be calling anyone else ignorant. and ohhh nice red thumb. you sure showed me
#66 to #65 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
It's just my way of saying "you're 			*******		 stupid."
It's just my way of saying "you're ******* stupid."
#68 to #66 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
le master troll over here. why dont you go cannonball into a patch of cacti?
le master troll over here. why dont you go cannonball into a patch of cacti?
User avatar #69 to #68 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
Yeah, because 1453 (the date of the fall of the Byzantine Empire, which was the continuation of the Roman Empire) was definitely the start of the medieval era, and I'm such a troll for calling you out on your ignorance.
Or maybe you're a stupid piece of **** that's so myopic that you can't even realize you made a mistake when someone tells you that you did.
#70 to #69 - urbemarmis (10/07/2013) [-]
id like to know where all of this hostility is coming from. this is why you people like you are disliked. high strung mother ******* like you flipping on people for sneezing in front of you. you get beaten by your parents dont you? someone in your family is an alcoholic? maybe you get bullied at school for being a bitch, oh uhhh i mean "less physically and mentally gifted" than the other boys and girls. whatever your problem is i dont know and i dont care, because youre being an asshole to me about it and no one deserves to have to bear your bull **** . good bye ass hat.
#71 to #70 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
>Makes wildly inaccurate statement about something that is commonly known
>Is called stupid, mostly because 560 years ago was about the time when the Renaissance was coming around, and everybody that has been through the most basic ******* history class understands this
>Claims that I'm the one with the problem and the mental deficiency
Yeah, bye ****** . Have the sad, pathetic, moronic life that you've decided to doom yourself to by being such a ******* idiot.
#72 to #71 - funnygiggles (10/07/2013) [-]
You were kind of being a dick about it.
User avatar #73 to #72 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
Stupidity isn't fixed by kind words and conciliatory coddling.
#75 to #73 - funnygiggles (10/07/2013) [-]
It isn't fixed by taunting either. The only way to fix stupidity is by teaching the correct lesson. He made a common mistake anyway.
#76 to #75 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
I'm sneering and deriding at the unbelievable ignorance. There's no excuse for it unless the guy's ten years old, and if his vernacular indicates anything, he very well may be, but I'm more susceptible to the belief that this douchebag is a high-school student or a fully-fledged "adult" with the IQ of a chimpanzee, so I'm not going to veil my disdain.
I'm sneering and deriding at the unbelievable ignorance. There's no excuse for it unless the guy's ten years old, and if his vernacular indicates anything, he very well may be, but I'm more susceptible to the belief that this douchebag is a high-school student or a fully-fledged "adult" with the IQ of a chimpanzee, so I'm not going to veil my disdain.
#77 to #76 - funnygiggles (10/07/2013) [-]
Dude, you are an asshole.
User avatar #78 to #77 - dashgamer (10/07/2013) [-]
It sure does beat being a simian moron.
User avatar #92 to #78 - sybo ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
At least a moron has respect, and is seemingly a much more enjoyable person to be around.

I'd much rather teach a dumb person than listen to a smart-ass, good-luck socializing with people who aren't on the internet.

(I wasn't being sarcastic, I hope you figure out your social anxiety issues bro.)
User avatar #93 to #71 - playerdous (10/07/2013) [-]
Well to be fair he said Roman not Byzantine, besides the whole arguement of assimilated who we call the time after the Roman empire the byzantine empire. This is from Wiki but works well enough "Dark Ages (historiography), the concept of a period of intellectual darkness and economic regression that occurred in Europe following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire" also "The term "Dark Ages" originally was intended to denote the entire period between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance". Second basically says were taught history differently through the years.
User avatar #8 - thewiseass (10/06/2013) [-]
I thought it said "still allows terrorists to visit monuments." And I was confused, like, what? Then I realized it said tourists and I'm was like, oooh. Okay.
User avatar #9 to #8 - articulate ONLINE (10/06/2013) [-]
I'm was will be.
User avatar #10 to #9 - thewiseass (10/06/2013) [-]
Dear god. I just saw what you meant in my comment ans I feel stupid now.
#12 to #10 - thebeatlesfan (10/07/2013) [-]
You ans I both
User avatar #13 to #12 - thewiseass (10/07/2013) [-]
I DUN GOOFED AGAIN!!!
User avatar #79 - theshadowed ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
The Byzantine Empire didn't come anywhere near retaking Rome. The Seljuks did them in.
It was the Papal States who had Rome in the Middle Ages.
#90 to #79 - jornis (10/07/2013) [-]
Dude in 537 the great Byzantine General Belisarius sieged rome on his way to conquer the rest of the italian peninsula during the Gothic War, so read a book.
User avatar #114 to #90 - theshadowed ONLINE (10/07/2013) [-]
Because I obviously know **** all about history if I didn't know about the Gothic War. No need to be a prick
#43 - pjers (10/07/2013) [-]
rome fell in 376 CE, Ya done Shrek'ed yourself. still amused, you can have a thumb.
User avatar #50 to #43 - commontroll (10/07/2013) [-]
Constantinople dude.
User avatar #59 to #50 - coolcalx (10/07/2013) [-]
and where is the Colosseum?

not in Byzantium.
User avatar #60 to #59 - ihatem (10/07/2013) [-]
Byzantines held the Mediterranean pretty well, and had Italy for a while
User avatar #113 to #59 - commontroll (10/07/2013) [-]
And? Just because the Western Roman Empire fell, doesn't mean that the Eastern doesn't count as the Roman Empire. Still the same culture, just a different location. All the locations built by the Roman Empire (West and East) are still able to be visited today, regardless of their government being gone.
User avatar #54 to #43 - ewowo (10/07/2013) [-]
He means the Byzantines I guess. However I wouldn't say they really counted for the purposes of this image.
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User avatar #15 - erpetrich (10/07/2013) [-]
Well, technically it belongs to a different government, they can shut it down if they have Plus you still have to pay to get in....
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