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comment How rich were carpenters in the Roman province of Iudaea in the 1st century AD?
I'd suggest removing the second paragraph. Your experience with a tiny subset of modern women, presumably from a narrow set of social circles of a particular time an place (Massachusetts) is not likely to be reflective of 1st century women in the Galilee.
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comment Why were proconsular appointments so staggered under the Principate?
Thanks, this seems to be the goods!
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accepted Why were proconsular appointments so staggered under the Principate?
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comment Why were proconsular appointments so staggered under the Principate?
What exactly are C&F B28; Jones p. 46 ff.?
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comment Why were proconsular appointments so staggered under the Principate?
Sounds great but I must have a reference for this, please.
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reviewed Leave Closed When did Phintys say "A woman's particular virtue is modesty . . ."?
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comment How long did it take to repair wooden war ships after battle in the 1600's to 1800's?
+1 but I voted to close - some more focus is needed for this question, since it has good potential.
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reviewed Leave Open What is the historical basis for the Exodus?
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comment What happened to all the notable Roman families?
@jamesqf Thanks for the compliment. More to the point, perhaps you'd care to notice that I objected to the notion of ""bre[e]d[ing] back into the general populace" (my emphasis). Your examples of nouveaux riches picking up marriage alliances with the genteel poor are of the opposite kind - in this case it is the rich newcomers who are esentially blending into the old aristocracy, "rejuvenating" it in the process. Roman history is of course full of this but this is not what Mark asserted at all.
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comment What happened to all the notable Roman families?
@twosheds Died out.
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answered What happened to all the notable Roman families?
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comment What happened to all the notable Roman families?
@Oldcat Chrysogonus was not executed - at least there is no ancient source claiming so.
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comment What happened to all the notable Roman families?
What do you mean by saying that the notable families "bred back into the general populace"? I find it difficult to imagine daughters of consuls and praetors marrying into grocers' families.
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comment How compare the rights and conditions of the American slaves to those of Russian serfs?
Sorry, -1. Both concepts may be about equally morally repugnant, but they were different economically and socially.
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comment What would've been the outcome of the Yom Kippur War had the UN not intervened?
Well, actually it's far from being the exact opposite in Israel.
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