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Originally posted by Gazrok
Just a tidbit here...ever been to a Mongolian Grill?
The idea comes from the Mongol's practice of cooking with their shields, helms, etc. throwing whatever meat and veggies were available in the armor, heating over flame, hehe... Damn...now I'm hungry....
Originally posted by zensunni
Thanks everyone for your responses.
After doing some searching I think I'm going to do either William Wallace, or Hannibal of Carthage.
I suppose you inverted the dates then? Not 300AD to 1300BC? There is a great book on hannibal called, er, Hannibal. Its written like an authobiography. Worth reading even outside any assignment.
I was going to do Atilla the Hun but someone in my class beat me to em
Atilla the hun would fall out of the 300ad to 1300 bc time limit.
If it were a short presentation, I think Zenobia of Palmyra would be interesting. She lead a revolt of the people of hte city of Palmyra against the romans. Or you could pick chandragupta, an adventurer who carved his own empire out of india. Gazrok's mention of alexander is appropriate of course, or even any of his generals that took over the parts of his empire. Personally I think I'd pick JC. No, not that pacifistic jewish guy, but Julius Caesar. Or, if you want to pick someone a little less obvious, you could go with Pompey, or Sulla. Not to mention the various really ancient characters, like the classical greeks or egyptians and whatnot.
Or, if you want to be creative, you could make it about a fictional character, like a regular person that lived in a certain timeframe at a certain time, and talk about the things that they'd've done in their daily life while all this other history was going on. The teacher might think you are 'clever' then, and maybe you can slack off the rest of the year after that.
Atilla the Hun (circa 406-53), king of the Huns (circa 433-53) One of the most feared and notorious barbarians
of all time, Attila is believed to be ofdistant Mongol stock, he ravaged much of the European continent during
the 5th century AD.
Originally posted by Croat56
Marko Polo. You could tell of all his journeys to Asia and how historians changed his name from Polic to Polo. Its pronounced P-O-Lich. He wasnt really Italian. He was born on the island of Korcula which is in Croatia. He was Croatian. You could probably get a good grade on him.
Whoops ...... 300 B.C. to 1300 A.D.!!!! sorry about that hehe my bad......
Originally posted by iori_komei
also choose him because he was of the few leaders that was openly gay, that I know of.
He wasnt really Italian. He was born on the island of Korcula which is in Croatia.