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A common spirit of defiance, and a common spirit of merry celebration...lol.
seeems like our (western) history is kind of roman-centric. You don't hear to much about people groups that successfully defied the romans. Another group that did were the Parthians.
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: bally001
they did in many cases since most roman soldiers were volunteers from places they conquered as for why rome was so committed to using force, rome was a nation that worshipped a war god, romulus their first king was said to have been the son of said god, they lived for war and conquest, losing meant death or slavery to most lower ranked soldiers and there was no such thing as negotiation to them, it was submission or death.