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Terrible World History (Part 2)

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Nov 1 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (16,201 points)
Terrible world history (Part 2)

Without the Greeks we wouldn't have history.
The Greeks invented three kinds of columns - Corinthian, Doric, and Ironic.

They also had myths. A myth is a female moth.
One myth says that the mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Stynx until he became intollerable.

Achilles appears in The Iliad, by Homer.
Homer also wrote The Oddity, in which Penelope was the last hardship that Ulysses endured on his journey.
Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.

Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice.
They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock.

In the Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled the biscuits, the threw the java.
The reward to the victor was a coral wreath.

The government of Athens was democratic because people took the law into their own hands.
There were no wars in Greece, as the mountains were so high that they couldn't climb over to see what their neighbors were doing.

When they fought with the Persians, the Greeks were outnumbered because the Persians had more men.

Eventually, the Ramons conquered the Greeks.
History calls people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long.
At Roman banquets, the guests wore garlic in their hair.

Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul.
The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king.

Nero was a cruel tyranny who would turture his poor subjects by playing the fiddle to them.

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Link: http://www.ahajokes.com/history.html

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TheOtherTink Nov 1

I thought Achilles got sick in the Illiad.

I thought Nero fiddled with his orgy guests of both genders. Oh, wait... maybe that was Caligula.  :O :blush: :O

Lol, T(h)ink - indeed according to varying oral, pictured and written citations and records, Achilles got "sickened" by anger in the Illiad ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briseis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patroclus


As to Caligula and Nero, both were said to be perverts, tyrants and murderers - one, seemingly worshipping a horse and a sister, the other, actually a nephew of his, a would-be poet, or a bride for a freedman:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras_(freedman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incitatus

:O:blush::angel::'(

Well, many myths and legends were told about these times and persons.


Rooster Nov 1

Geez! This sounds a lot like something Mel Brooks would have come up with! :D :D :D

Marianne Rooster Nov 2

Lol, Rooster - that is quite possible. :D:D:D


Virginia Nov 2

Well, you learn such WONDERFUL things here on Solved, and now I am going to wear garlic in my hair whenever I go out to eat! And whenever I meet any of those Ides people, I am going to run the other way!!!

Marianne Virginia Nov 2

Lol, Virginia - inspiring and hilarious! :D:D:D


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