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(io9)   Chinese tourist blogs about his visit to Rome. In 300 A.D   ( divider line
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2013-09-06 01:17:37 PM  
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I didn't see it in TFA -- what did he say about Rincewind?
2013-09-06 06:22:11 PM  
1 vote:
Kongming would have crushed a hypothetical Roman invasion with Xuande's forces alone.

I loved all the people citing Sun Tzu's genius in that little blog. It's like saying the Apple IIe is the best computer ever because it was on of the first.
2013-09-06 02:55:20 PM  
1 vote:
From TFA: "Third-century China got around the ancient world. They even made it to the Roman Empire, and wrote down their thoughts on these strange foreigners in the Weilüe"

From Wikipedia:

"Yu Huan does not mention his sources in the text that has survived. Some of this new data presumably came to China via traders from the Roman Empire (Da Qin),  Land communications with the West apparently continued relatively uninterrupted to the northern state of Wei after the fall of the Han Dynasty."

"Yu Huan apparently never left China, but he collected a large amount of information on the countries to the west of China including Parthia, India, and the Roman Empire,  and the various routes to them. Some of this information had reached China well before Yu Huan's time, and can also be found in the sections dealing with the 'Western Regions' of the Shiji, the Hanshu, and the Hou Hanshu."
2013-09-06 01:48:06 PM  
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"They can produce fire from their mouths, bind and then free themselves, and juggle twelve balls with extraordinary skill."

In short, these Romans sure know how to throw one hell of an orgy.
2013-09-06 01:43:04 PM  
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Sliding Carp: I didn't see it in TFA -- what did he say about Rincewind?

[urinating dog]
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