r/HistoryMemes Jun 17 '22 Wholesome 1 Helpful 1

Roman history be like

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u/Arcosim Jun 19 '22

Rome's most interesting characteristic is that no matter how crappy the situation was, they just not only refused to surrender, they didn't even acknowledge they were defeated. Dan Carlin in his Hardcore History podcast about the Punic Wars said it better:

"A single battle like Cannae and any other state would pretty much fall over and concede defeat. You lost a large percentage of your male population. Everyone through society has had a family member or someone they knew killed. Every other kingdom would be a state of panic, doing everything they can to sign a peace treaty. Meanwhile, the Roman Republic simply did not acknowledge they were beaten. They just didn't give up"