What is the closest Western equivalent to the romance of the 3 kingdoms?


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What is the closest Western equivalent to the romance of the 3 kingdoms?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Culturally speaking that would be the Iliad, or King Arthur myths.

    But thing is, the ROTK is quite different from those 2 since its a romantic fiction of actual, solidly recorded history (the 3K Era), and its entire purpose is to justify the idea of Empire (as Chinese understood it) as eternal and subject to cycles of unity & disunity.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Illiad/Odyssey/Trojan Epic Cycle in terms of their influence on modern culture.

      In terms of , where it's based on solidly recorded history, then the historical Shakespeare plays. Although outside of a few quotes and movies, they haven't been as culturally influential as 3 Kingdoms or the Trojan War.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Illiad is the closest but it's also broader in historical scope as opposed to being an epic solely about the fall of the Republic and rise of Augustus.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Culturally speaking that would be the Iliad, or King Arthur myths.

      Eh kinda not. The Iliad and Arthurian Mythos rely heavily on mythology & idealized heroic figures with gods assisting them whereas the ROTK is grounded on political drama and the frailty of the human condition brought about by ambitions unleashed in a chaotic age.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You know that’s actually a great question. What the fuck happened to heavily romanticized accounts or works of historical fiction under the roman empire? Were none written or were they lost to time?

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    "The Song of Roland."

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Crisis of the Third Century

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Diadochi Wars

      Op seems to be asking about historical fiction, not actual events

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sonic the hedgehog

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        A Song of Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones)

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          They're right.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        refers to historical events

        https://i.imgur.com/HNKOZIV.jpg

        What is the closest Western equivalent to the romance of the 3 kingdoms?

        napoleonic wars

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The based thing is the Crisis of the Third Century and the Three Kingdoms Era took place at the same time.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Diadochi Wars

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Diadochi.
    Somebody is going to say the Third Century with the Gallic, Central and Palmyrene Empires. But only one of those was actually at any risk of not being Roman and it was very very small that they could succeed in separating from Rome, when their political and military support was nearly all Roman in nature. The Gallic Empire didn't even bother pretending to be different, they saw themselves as the rightful Roman Emperors in conflict with the other one in Rome. It was just a very long civil war that ended up being (sorta) peacefully settled.

  7. 5 months ago
    Chud Anon

    My diary tbh

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Game of Thrones
    SCD

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you know a western epic that depicts the collapse and reformation of a vast empire better?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          game of thrones is fiction
          the western counterpart of the three kingdoms should be something about real events

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shakespeare's history plays

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Very nice armpit

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you mean historical fiction, all of the chason de geste, but plot wise Raoul De Chambrai would probably match the most.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Italian Wars of the early Renaissance era.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    r/wmaffuggin

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably Plutarchs whole oevre of biographies and histories, its a whole different narrative style, but I think thats closest analogy. Plutarch wrote history with historical personages as the main chracters of history and focused specifically on their vices or virtues.

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