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>one of the most grimdark, gruesome torture devices
>was made up in 19th century

what the fuck was 19th century people problem anyway? A fuckton of myths can be traced back to them I hate this era so fucking much.
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>>582033
muh romanticism
muh poetic license
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>>582033
Romantics.

They were a bunch of nationalistic emotional cunts.
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I blame Walter Scott.
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>>582033
>muh nationalism
>muh role in history (see: Hegel)
>muh bourgeoise boredom, so I have to romanticise and overdramatize historic events for lady-wooing purposes
Disgusting.
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>>582033
>he doesn't like empires
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>>582043
Death Valley Scotty? What does he have to do with this?
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>>582041
This
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People were still taken at their word back then.
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>that Victorian """"historian"""" who found some Greek ruins and proceeded to "restore" them by just building some random kind of classical shit with concrete on top of them
Fucking Victorians. We're still fixing the messes they made.
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>>582596
>you will never know what was lost when Schliemann dug past Troy VII
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