Originally posted by Gaigoonno question about that, Rome stands as unique in the history of the world before the 13th century, but they borrowed heavily from the Greeks and other cultures, so perhaps we shouldn't be too quick to judge.
Title kinda explains all.
In my opinion it has to be Ancient Rome
Originally posted by FabianFnasVikings weren't a civilization.
What about The Vikings, Inca, or Maya?
Perhaps we should change the question to "... what we know about". Because if the civilisation didn't have a written language, then we know nothing about them.
Do we mean only technological civilisations? Because we know nothing about philosofies in non-writing civilisation.
We sholdn't underestimate the early civilisations, that didn't have written language.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungAncient Greece was more civilised than Ancient Rome - and Rome owed most of its virtues to Greece. Who was it that talked about "the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome"?
Vikings weren't a civilization.
It's gotta be Rome or China.
Originally posted by GaigoonThe civilisation of today uses sharia laws, circumcision (male *and* female), death sentances, dictatorships, discrimination of women and gays and ethnics, some with the aid of laws... do I need to continue? The future will judge us as we judge our past.
The Mayas were quite civilised except for human sacrifice and other barbarous practises...