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If you had to chose an era to live in, would you rather...
Live in the time of the Ancient Romans/Greeks
Live in the Dark Ages
Public Bathhouses are always better than catching the Black Plague
The plague existed back then too, and is thought to have effected the Romans at one point or another. (Started with the Egyptians)
@Biotoxsin yes but there are many different types of the plague, and sanitation was exponentially better in the classical era.
being touched by older men, by force, when your young, not considered pedo. I still choose that over the plague
the whole running water thing is the clencher.
Gods and Goddesses then were cool!
The God of Knowledge is pleased by your praise, mortal. May fortune follow you through life.
and if you invent something great in one time you're praised, if you do in dark ages, or hell even think differently, WITCH!
The "Dark Ages" weren't actually dark. There were a lot of new inventions and ideas, but all people seem to remember is the Plague.
Everything was controlled by the Church, new ideas were shut down, and if you disagreed, then you were burned at the stake.
sigh... the church... always causing human population to slow progress with crazy ideas
youre thinking of the renaesance, the age that brought an end to the dark ages. the dark ages stopped all intellectual and scientific advance because of papal infallability.
That was actually the renaissance. Dark age was with the oppression of ideas and the control of the people by the church.
Yeah, all the innovation was being done by the Muslims... until Algebra was ruled by an ayatollah to be a tool of Satan, and they abandoned math and science as well.
Are you retarded? The dark ages were horrible and had no progress. That was the renaissance!
Thank you! Guys, the Renaissance did not pop out of a black hole and humanity didn't fart around for a millennium without any progress - if that were true, the Renaissance wouldn't even be a thing. The Medieval period is the time of Charlemagne, the Vikings, the formation of England, the Mongols, the Magna Carta, the Ottoman Empire, the beginning of Universities, etc. etc.
They were called the "Dark Ages" because of the time of complete reverse in human progress back to times where people didn't know anything, or weren't "enlightened" just like after the Enlightenment that came after the Dark Ages. Ex of terribleness: I like science. I'd be killed for pursuing it because it's not me saying "God did it."
@nottie No one ever said that the Dark Ages was a worthless time period. We just agree that it would be a real shitty time to be in
Roman orgies anyone?
it dosnt say where in the dar ages i would live in arabia in the dar ages arabia had its golden age
Oh snap, tricky tricky! Nice thinkin' there! :D
rome had some crazy parties so ill have fun and not get a disease
Yeah, I would become a god of knowledge. And not a witch.
FOOLISH MORTAL! YOU DARE MOCK THE GOD OF KNOWLEDGE WITH YOUR INSOLENCE? TELL ME YOUR LOCATION, SO I MAY SEND DOWN A HAIL FIRE UPON YOUR NATION! YOU SHALL SOON KNOW PAIN BEYOND YOUR PITIFUL HUMAN IMAGINATION!
So...eirther way, if your a women, then your fucked.
What kind of fucking question is this?
They weren't called the dark ages for nothing.
The dark knight in the time of knights.
Go back in time. Invent something mathematical. Be known forever.
I could save the knowledge in the library of Alexandria!
The Dark Ages were not actually that dark- in a lot of other languages it is called 'the fall' as in 'The Fall of Rome'. The Plague is actually closer to early medieval period not the Dark Ages, the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire) still existed through the dark ages.
I think people need to read more into periods of history.
True, the Dark Ages is a pretty arbitrary period. Still, I like having a centralized government and good hygiene.
in the dark ages i owuld be burned at the stake for being a witch and for having an 'interest' in other women
High five, here another witch interested in women lol
@Belen (Emma here, alternate account) it really depends on which personality is active. depending on the personality i can be asexual, bi, straight or lesbian, or even attracted to someone for reasons taht totally exclude gender. it's destroyed all relationships i've been in
COLISEUMS !!!!!! AWESOME FIGHTS!
Gladiator fights FTW!!!
i always liked a roman, besides i still owe charlemagne a chicken
I want to be a spartan.-aka i am a woman so i will be treated like CARAP-
who wouldnt live during the romans!
Id just be in Japan where they treated women equally.
Roman Orgies, here I come! (literally)
oh god i read it wrong can i change anyone?????
If its like skyrim :D
Rome: come for the non-existence of rival powers, stay for the orgies
Just would like to point out that it specified the time, not the place. There were some pretty amazing stuff happening in the world of learning in places that aren't Europe during the "Dark" ages.
On the other hand, we could kick ass with Cao Cao.
Be in a era where many wars happened and have a 80% chance of dieing or live in an era when many inventions were made and probably die in a 50-50 chance by the commen cold
Both are the dark ages moron.
someone is a fucking history professor here...
I'm black so it's not great both ways
You have more luck in the Ancient Romans/Greeks, because it w
...because it would less matter..
Well, racism wasn't really a thing back there. You would still get discriminated, but that was because you were most likely a foreigner from Mali or Abyssinia.
I'd hang out with the witches.
Orgies with tons of greek lesbians ftw
how is this even a question?
They're called the dark ages for a reason...
living in an age of sexual and intellectual freedom seems much better then living in the fanatically hindered time that was the christian dark ages
Roman culture was actually influenced by Christians as time progressed and many Romans converted to Christianity. And Christianity is a wonderful thing, not bad!
Why would I wanna live when people were dying in they're 20s obviously the roman times except I wouldn't be a fag I'd be a spartan
This question is a joke.
It doesn't say if you're rich or poor, but in the Roman times, rich people lived better.
rich people have and currently do live better so i see no point in what you said
Than they did in the dark ages. Sorry for the ambiguity.
Wtf? This is basically asking would you rather live in a less developed society with respect for learning and the arts or get sick and die
I'm a medievalist. Give me the Dark Ages anytime. I'd rescue books!
Fucking kidding me?! The dark ages were one if not THE most shittiest time in human history!
I'd tell people I was the dovahkin!
they would be all like, " what the fuck is a dovahkiin?" but I realize that this a joke so whatever
Totally the romans. Black death in the dark ages was very deadly
The black plaque still exists.
Dark ages as in like mideval times?
if not then ancient romans/greeks like alexander the great
It would be awesome
I'm pretty sure that had I been alive during the dark ages, I would have ended up being burned at the stake.
In the dark ages were there only black people?
Gladiators are hot
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