Diplomatic_Means's trivia - Page 5




 
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Boots
 
February 8th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
chickens and elephants are incorrect. Keep guessing.
February 9th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Fish. Lots of Fish.
February 9th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
No. Lots of NO.
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Boots
February 9th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
The Romans used this thing to board the enemies ships called a "crow". So I'm gonna guess a bird.
February 9th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
So, your saying the Carthaginians used Roman technology to defeat the Romans. I never thought about that, how interesting.
February 9th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Not at all, I'm just taking a totally random shot in the dark :
February 9th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Ooooooooohhhhhhh. Still u might have hit the target.
February 10th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkmb101
My completely random answer to the question is: a chicken
That guess isn't toally absurd, I found this interesting tidbit about Romans and chickens.

On his return to Rome, Pulcher was tried for incompetence in Rome and fined heavily. (This was unusual for the Romans, who normally realized that defeats had to be expected. The Carthaginians on the other hand often crucified unsuccessful generals.) The story arose that Pulcher was defeated for impiety. The Romans kept sacred chickens in cages to determine the attitude of the gods: if they ate, the gods favored battle (hence if the chickens were not kept well fed, a favorable omen could usually be gotten). Pulcher's chickens were apparently sea-sick and refused to eat. He is said to have thrown them overboard, saying "If they won't eat, let them drink." The gods were apparently not amused.
February 10th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
True i read that some where i thought the carths. threw the chickens overboard or something and won the battle, but i guess not.
February 11th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Is it perchance an ass? (as in donkey). I read that somewhere but I'm not sure...