~Greatest civilization ever~




 
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August 14th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 

Topic: ~Greatest civilization ever~


Ok, which civilization you think deserves the title??
August 14th, 2005  
Arclight
 
One must define "greatest" in order to answer your question. Would longest standing empire warrant the title greatest civilization? Or would it be the empire with the most contributions to science, the arts, mathematics, et cetera?

I'll think about this one a bit more, though the Roman Empire immediately shot into my head upon reading the title of this thread.
August 14th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
Well yeah great in both. Military power, spread, science and stuff, you know..
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August 14th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Romans sure do stand in the forefront.

An interesting one to throw into the mix might be Imperialist England, they did more to globalize and modernize the world than anyone.

And of course I can't leave out my native country, we Americans are so awsome :P
August 14th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
Im going to have to go with ancient greece. They advanced the farthest in military tactics, technology, science, culture, achritecture, not to mention the bitrch of democracy.
August 14th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
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Originally Posted by Rabs
Im going to have to go with ancient greece. They advanced the farthest in military tactics, technology, science, culture, achritecture, not to mention the bitrch of democracy.
I don't think I can agree with you because saying "ancient greece" is a lot like saying "modern Europe." It was as fractured, different, and problematic as Europe has been in the last century.

If you are aiming at Athens (like many tend to do when they talk about greece) then I certainly disagree since they got rolled by the spartans millitarily and our founding fathers based American democracy much more on Sparta than Athens.
August 14th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Mayas
August 14th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I'll go with the Celts.

Fantastic artwork, massive works in stone, the invention of chain mail, closeness to the land and nature all of these meant a great deal, but most of all they developed a high degree of civilization when the Egyptians hadn't made a single pyramid yet and having done so did not feel the need to subjugate others to that civilization.
August 14th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
There are so many to chose from. Just look at Alexandra The Great he set up an Empire right across the middle east and chunks of Asia. The Egyptians had a great Empire, So did the Romans and we must not forget the lands of the Vikings who managed to spread far and wide.
August 14th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
If your going to go with the shapeing of westren culture and politics i would have to say the Romans. Il stick to my guns though, i think Greece namely Athens was in my opinion the greatest civlization in history. Almost all of Roman culture comes from Greek culture, there architecture, and gods and cermoneys and in lots of ways there form of government.