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Tex’s Update 15: “Gothic Aquatic” & “19 Would-Be Emperors on the Wall”

In the first half of Chapter 10, Gibbon outlined some more Goth history and then chronicled the effectiveness with which the Goths schooled Rome and the unmitigated disaster of Rome’s responses to this. More importantly, he outlined Decius’ realization that Rome’s culture was incredibly broken and, for Rome to prevail, it would have to beContinue reading “Tex’s Update 15: “Gothic Aquatic” & “19 Would-Be Emperors on the Wall””

Tex’s Update #14: Rome Faces the Existential Darkness and Learns about Commonly Misunderstood Subcultures… The Hard Way.

Hat tip to @apluswake for holding down the fort and my apologies for being a few weeks late. I also look forward to being able to work on my normal writing schedule from here out. May Snowmageddon ripple effects be gone! Gibbon must’ve been a Rian Johnson fan. Totally. I mean, look at how heContinue reading “Tex’s Update #14: Rome Faces the Existential Darkness and Learns about Commonly Misunderstood Subcultures… The Hard Way.”

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