Why do we have so much info on Romans and Greeks in contrast to other civilizations in antiquity?

Why do we have so much info on Romans and Greeks in contrast to other civilizations in antiquity? I want to read about other ancient cultures.

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    we don't have many information on romans or greeks.
    only like 5 documents still exist from roman era.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      you've been fed a bunch of unsourced fiction on the past based on the imagination of some people and then you think you KNOW that time period based on Hollywood or some other fiction writers imagination.

      somehow these scarce materials all could record beliefs, battles and language lf Ancient Romans so much that scholarly consensus doesnt even debate about it.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        There’s a shit ton of debate for non retards

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        if you actually read these sources you'd know that most of them are pretty fucking general and all the stuff you know about rome is literally from those books.
        we have more about greece than rome and we don't know jack shit about anything outside of athens politically and everything these people regarded as not worth explaining or wrote down in works nobody cared to preserve, such as, again, how they lived their daily live, family structures trivial shit which we take for granted, which they took for granted, in which we however differ to the greeks (or romans) significantly.

        archaeologists and historians (and good academics in general) are really good at reconstructing and guessing to make theories through comparative and predictive studies.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      False We have many dozens of historic and literary texts from the Roman era and around 300,000 epigraphic ones

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because romans decided to burn the accounts from everyone else

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Because romans decided to burn the accounts from everyone else
      NOOOOO muh non-existent accounts from Germanic tribe named "Woodgnawerdaughters"

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        ?
        Take your meds im talking about egyptians

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You could have said "Romans destroyed Egyptian documents" instead of "Romans destroyed all of documents"

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why would you asssume i was talking about germanoids? literally rent free it is implied im talking about egypt and carthage

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >bitching about lack of Punic sites when they lay claim to one of the most famous generals in the history of warfare

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hannibal is only known through Roman accounts. We have no real records from the Punes themselves.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Why would you asssume i was talking about germanoids
              because... they fought with Romans?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >because... they fought with Romans?
                And they won, so stay fucking mad.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never been to a museum with an Egyptian section?

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    you've been fed a bunch of unsourced fiction on the past based on the imagination of some people and then you think you KNOW that time period based on Hollywood or some other fiction writers imagination.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      0 first hand writing survives from that time period.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's not true, There are more than 69,000 papyrus documents indexed in museums dating to before 300 AD. Pic related is a tax receipt from 134 AD.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oops - pic related

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are letters from soldiers stationed in hadrians wall. There’s loads of primary Roman documentation

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mesopotamians have a lot of information about themselves due to them writing on clay tablets and metal (I think) pillars

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >lot of information
      Lol

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Am I wrong?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          no youre not. this guy is just a weirdo. Well hes half right, we have a ton of the clay tablets but so many have yet to be translated cause theres just so many and a lot of them are just like records of grain and animals. its just a lot to sift through

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Relative to what OPs talking about then not a lot at all

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literacy. Conservative estimates put the literacy rate of the Roman Empire to be 1 in 20. At that rate a city of 50,000 would have 2500 literate men. From the collapse onward it was the responsibility of Christian monks to maintain these histories.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    China has a fuckton, and I mean a real fuckton, of old records, but hardly any has been translated.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is a letter a guy called Marsisouchos wrote in 3 AD. He's complaining to a government official that he inherited some land, but then some cunt called Soterichos sent the boys round to rough him up, stole his cloak, and interrupted his planting, all on some false pretext.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This letter dates to the late first century, and is clearly about some shady business. Longus is writing to Julius about 'thirty items'. He says 'thirty items' a few times without specifying what they are. He does say that his dad has written him five letters about them already and is getting really pissed off. He's begging Julius to let him know the situation with the thirty items "only don't let anyone find out what you're doing".

      This is just a sales contract for a donkey. Going rate for a donkey in late second century Egypt was about 230 drachmae, apparently.

      Beautiful.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This letter dates to the late first century, and is clearly about some shady business. Longus is writing to Julius about 'thirty items'. He says 'thirty items' a few times without specifying what they are. He does say that his dad has written him five letters about them already and is getting really pissed off. He's begging Julius to let him know the situation with the thirty items "only don't let anyone find out what you're doing".

      This is just a sales contract for a donkey. Going rate for a donkey in late second century Egypt was about 230 drachmae, apparently.

      Post more or post source bro.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This letter dates to the late first century, and is clearly about some shady business. Longus is writing to Julius about 'thirty items'. He says 'thirty items' a few times without specifying what they are. He does say that his dad has written him five letters about them already and is getting really pissed off. He's begging Julius to let him know the situation with the thirty items "only don't let anyone find out what you're doing".

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is just a sales contract for a donkey. Going rate for a donkey in late second century Egypt was about 230 drachmae, apparently.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Too bad homosexual. They were the greatest peoples of their time, so they're what you're stuck with.

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