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We in modern society can scarcely imagine Xenophon's feelings as he walked through the magnificent runes of the Assyrian cities.

Surely peasants in medieval Europe had the same feeling looking at Roman aqueducts and runes while they lived at a subsistence level.

For the last 500 years society has reliably gone up-up-up. But we forget that prior to that each civilization was more like the stock market. Prone to highs and lows.

And let's not forget we could always go backwards.

Hardcore History 58 – Kings of Kings III
Publish Date:Sun, 7 Aug 2016 Duration:05:00:30 minutes - 288.8 mb RSS Feed