When Roman “Barbarians” Met the Asian Enlightenment
Ben Thomas

To insinuate Roman/Hellenic civilization was somehow inferior and akin to barbarians compared to the east is just ridiculous. Nothing more than a FotM PC hit piece on the building blocks of European/Western Civilization (which is the reason your sitting there today with your communicative technology).

Almost every region of the world had its great civilizations and its true our educational system tends to focus on the ones that affected us more directly, but I would call bullshit on any thought that a few errant Chinese traders wouldn’t have been dumbstruck by grandeur of Rome, Constantinople or Alexandria at their apex.

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