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#147 - I've explained that above. 12/31/2014 on Insane Rulers 0
#146 - That's an interesting case. Nero originally was very brave whe…  [+] (1 new reply) 12/31/2014 on Insane Rulers 0
User avatar #160 - nustix (12/31/2014) [-]
I understand he did it for a reason, powerful leaders often use scapegoats and religious minorities are an easy target. I was just wondering if the story itself was true. Not whether it was an act of insanity.
#99 - It's not about sources being wrong, its about them being misre…  [+] (2 new replies) 12/30/2014 on Insane Rulers +4
User avatar #131 - nustix (12/30/2014) [-]
Was the thing about using christians as light source true?
#147 - IrishRovre (12/31/2014) [-]
I've explained that above.
#94 - He did and didn't do it. He did it regarding his Eastern polic… 12/30/2014 on Insane Rulers +3
#41 - Wrote an essay on Caligula. Sorry to burst your bubble but hal…  [+] (21 new replies) 12/30/2014 on Insane Rulers +116
#154 - mattoland (12/31/2014) [-]
well History Nerd, did you Caligula drank wine laced with lead, so I'd believe half this shit to be true and out of sheer mental retardation
User avatar #153 - psychosamurai (12/31/2014) [-]
Oh, so the only real stuff from that was the good stuff? Neat.
User avatar #152 - Lambda (12/31/2014) [-]
It's like Nero and the burning of Rome. These stories have been embellished over the years to make them more engaging, and due to mistranslations.
User avatar #141 - areancoconut (12/31/2014) [-]
Man, being a ruler back then must have been awesome.
#140 - anon (12/31/2014) [-]
ITT: OP is a loser who doesn't check his facts, but instead has a wast knowledge of bullshit
User avatar #126 - beastkenten (12/30/2014) [-]
With that being said, the things I added for him were based off a few sources, and everything seemed to be the same everywhere I looked. Some of it possibly was more exaggerated than others, but I was just going with what I found.

I'm not saying what you're saying isn't true, but I just wrote what I found and any inconsistency was based on the articles and not me. But either way, I'm keeping this comment stickied because it's interesting and for all I know, it's true.
User avatar #125 - ennaburning (12/30/2014) [-]
Thanks so much for writing this, every time someone does a post like this on Caligula or Nero I have to explain just how badly represented these 'facts' are. As much as I love reading Suetonius, basically everything he says needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. And he was writing just under a hundred years later
User avatar #130 - nustix (12/30/2014) [-]
The streetlights nero made are true right?
#146 - IrishRovre (12/31/2014) [-]
That's an interesting case. Nero originally was very brave when he first came to power. He was mentored by the philosopher Seneca (NOT his mother) who taught him that executions were wrong and so he originally banned corporal punishment however shortly after the great fire happened (Which btw Nero did not watch and dance around, he wasn't in Rome at the time. His playing of music was more of a mournful exercise than an insane one) there needed to be a scapegoat.

You have to realize that at that point, Christians were seen as nothing more than a cult. a treasonous cult which already operated in violation of multiple Roman laws. Romans were already suspicious of any religion other than those the state had approved, and they readily accepted the Christians as a threat to the state. It was more a political move with imagination than anything else.
User avatar #160 - nustix (12/31/2014) [-]
I understand he did it for a reason, powerful leaders often use scapegoats and religious minorities are an easy target. I was just wondering if the story itself was true. Not whether it was an act of insanity.
User avatar #120 - theshadowed (12/30/2014) [-]
You can't just say that the sources are bullshit because you disagree
#117 - rollfourexplain (12/30/2014) [-]
**rollfourexplain used "*roll 1, 0-9999*"**
**rollfourexplain rolls 8,316**

beastkenten can you sticky this?
#98 - swagmonstah (12/30/2014) [-]
Watch out guys, he wrote an essay, clearly this weighs heavier than countless documents sourced because he disagrees w/ the source, and the hundreds of documentaries.
Thank God you wrote an essay.
#100 - broswagonist (12/30/2014) [-]
swagmonstah you're great man but you can't be doing that c'mon
#99 - IrishRovre (12/30/2014) [-]
It's not about sources being wrong, its about them being misrepresented. If a young emperor is murdered then the sources have to prove him to be a monster in order to get public opinion to hate him and favour the new leader.

Look at Nero, half the shit he did was exaggerated so when he died people lost their shit but the sources were altered to make him seem like a monster. People were dressing up as him to try and incite a revolution shortly after he had died.

Act like a sarcastic dick all you want but I'm just saying what I studied and what I got a pretty decent mark in. Sorry if you disagree.
User avatar #131 - nustix (12/30/2014) [-]
Was the thing about using christians as light source true?
#147 - IrishRovre (12/31/2014) [-]
I've explained that above.
User avatar #82 - MasterL (12/30/2014) [-]
As you seem to know quite a bit about him, do you know wether it's true that he had statutes and busts of Greek gods imported from Greece, afterwhich he would have their heads removed and replaced with his own head?
#94 - IrishRovre (12/30/2014) [-]
He did and didn't do it. He did it regarding his Eastern policies but not in his own home or city. He didn't like how Jewish synagogues didn't worship him like they did Augustus or every prior leader(Due to his age of only being 24 most likely) so he ordered that statues of him be placed in Synagogues. This caused rioting and as a result, he had all jewish statues heads cut off and replaced with his own. No idea where the replacing the heads things came from but it wouldn't surprise me, his family was so wholly obsessed with looking pure and godlike that stuff like this wouldn't be uncommon. He had incestruous relations with his sister(Only 1 of them) for the very reason of keeping the bloodline "pure".
#71 - dragmar (12/30/2014) [-]
To be fair, that horse was the best consul they had for years.
#65 - Shut up loser. 12/13/2014 on The Joshlol Show +3
#63 - Where did the idea that Joshlol was a huge loser originate out…  [+] (6 new replies) 12/13/2014 on The Joshlol Show +2
#80 - anon (12/13/2014) [-]
He acts like a gigantic flaming faggot all the time and everyone got tired of his shit.
User avatar #64 - joshlol (12/13/2014) [-]
I just genuinly am a huge loser
#87 - ivroht (12/13/2014) [-]
Totally, man.

I mean look at the fucking faggots you have as FJ friends.

What a bunch of wankers. Even that ivroht cunt! Hey....wait...
#81 - anon (12/13/2014) [-]
#67 - anon (12/13/2014) [-]
Yeah, but that's why everyone loves you



Fucking loser
#65 - IrishRovre (12/13/2014) [-]
Shut up loser.
#17741 - Money is kind of an issue(Don't know yet though) but what was … 09/26/2014 on Technology Board 0
#17731 - Getting a new phone. My old iPhone 4 is ****** . …  [+] (7 new replies) 09/26/2014 on Technology Board +1
User avatar #17893 - drastronomy (09/27/2014) [-]
nexus 5
#17745 - anon (09/26/2014) [-]
I am biased towards the One M8, but I don't feel like any other phones offer the same balance between usability and looks.
User avatar #17736 - voltkills (09/26/2014) [-]
like istartedthewar said, dont go samsung, they are like the apple of andriod, their version of andriod, touchwizz, is restrictive, weak and slow. also ugly, depending on who you ask.
Then theres build quality, samsung uses all plastic, which many companies dont, even many budget smartphones have some metal in them now, samsung are all plastic.
there are more reasons, that should be enough though.
I would recommend the HTC one M8, its a great phone, lovely design and feel, and the OS is fast and easy to use. and no im not bias, i dont own one, i just know they are great.
#17741 - IrishRovre (09/26/2014) [-]
Money is kind of an issue(Don't know yet though) but what was the previous model to the M8? There's the HTC One that's the previous one isn't it?

This advice has been extremely helpful too. Sorry if i sound like a noob. I never really cared about getting a good phone until now and I've had the same phone since 2010.
User avatar #17737 - andriod (09/26/2014) [-]
While I agree about the One m8, You're wrong about the build quality.
The plastic is only on the outside. The frame and internal components are all top notch on most galaxy products. Samsung phones generally have great build quality, But look cheap.


Also yeah Touchwiz is terrible but on android phones you can atleast root jailbreak it and install either stock android or my favorite Cyanogenmod
User avatar #17738 - voltkills (09/26/2014) [-]
i had a GS3, the build quality was poor in more than just the outside.
User avatar #17735 - istartedthewar (09/26/2014) [-]
No, don't get a Samsung phone. I'd explain it but I'm in class right now and going to be busy this evening.

Everyone, explain why. You all know the reasons
#289538 - Oh so you're just a cunt. Thanks guy that'll do.  [+] (1 new reply) 07/08/2014 on Hating - file complaints,... 0
User avatar #289540 - joshlol (07/08/2014) [-]
if you say so
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