Talk:Roman Empire

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Is it just me or do these articles always start off as somewhat informative joke pages and slowly descend into poorly written wikipedia clones? --Petro (talk) 05:44, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

It's not just you.--The Forgefather

In the interest of not repeating what happened to the Britain page, it's probably for the best that no more historical info gets added and only /tg/ influences are edited on to the page --Commissar Woods

I can add some funny stuff, was worried after Caligula Horse Joke, thinking I went too far. What do you need? --SaltyMan (talk) 11:14, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

I would really like to edit this article to be more accurate and less blatantly pro-Roman, but I want to get everyone's opinions before I do so, so as not to cause an edit war. There are a ton of instances within the article that are either wrong, or that seem like they were written by someone by some sort of Romeaboo, or at least someone who got their information from really biased sources. I also would like to write a section on setting adventures in the roman empire (or in a fantasy region based on the roman empire), but again, I don't want to start an edit war. Until I get other people's opinions I will stick to elaborating and adding to the parts of the article that are accurate. --Urist (talk) 00:21, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

You're going to have to be more specific on "less blatantly pro-Roman". Make it favor the Gauls more? Include stuff on the corruption in Rome? --Agiletek (talk) 02:03, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Feel free, though I'd like it to be more general and neutral in tone than pro-anything. It's easier to use info from historical sources for your own games and settings if it's just pure information. Maybe have a "views on the Roman Empire" as a section? TheWiseDane (talk) 11:41, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

I mean, the fact that the article currently refers to the Gauls as "uncivilized brutes", despite the fact that at the time of Caesars invasion of Gaul, they had large cities (Oppida), had been trading with the Romans and Greeks for centuries, had craftsmen who produced fine art, etc, is really problematic. As is the fact that this article also compares the Germanic tribes to orks, which a. reeks of /pol/, and b. is frankly not true. By the time the Goths had invaded the Roman Empire they were Christians, just like the Romans, and the Germanic tribes had been serving in the Roman Army for centuries. In fact, when Alaric sacked Rome, he did it primarily because the Romans had been screwing him and his people over. Even then, when they finally sacked Rome, he told his men not to burn, rape, or kill. Instead, his men just stole everything not nailed down.

Arian Christians, technically, but yes. I did mention the part about the Goths' sack being motivated by their past grievances against the Empire. --Newerfag (talk) 18:19, 9 February 2020 (UTC)