Scipio Africanus was 24 years old when he first took command of legions
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE BESIDES WHINING ABOUT PEOPLE WITH HIGHER MELANIN PRODUCTION THAN YOU ON AN ANONYMOUS IMAGEBOARD?
Well commanding a legion is pretty easy compared to say becoming a biologist
2bf most people of the ancient world were retarded. We are so much more advanced and our intelligence has grown enormously. Ancient roman IQs were most likely barely above modern sub saharan tier. And leading legions based on ancient methods of warfare is easy and straightforward compared to our modern ways of waging warfare.
The bar has been raised incredibly high for humans. We are setting the bar higher than what we are evolving to be capable of.
Now days in the career world people will not respect you until you're in your 30's. We are jumping through more hoops to reach "manhood". A large majority of the population still struggles by like teenagers well into their 20's. The prerequisites to be considered anything worthwhile in society today are built upon years of experience and work. Back in the day every man was needed, they were a tiny fraction of what we have today.
Ptolomaic Egyptian. Dude was Greek.
>Publius Cornelius Scipio was born by Caesarian sectioninto theScipiobranch of theCornelia gens.
>The Cornelii were one of six majorpatrician families
>At the time Scipio Africanus lived, the Scipiones were probably the most
prominent branch of the Cornelii
>given command at the age of 25
Obviously my life is exactly the same as his, I've just squandered my opportunities
Just 100 years ago western IQ was ~10 higher than now, studies have said.
I'd bet a dollar it was even higher in ancient times. The smart people acquired the living standard to raise 6+ kids to adulthood. The ascent of modern comfort and reproductive technologies have completely flipped this on its head - now only the dumb have plenty of kids.
This is fact.
Galton's reaction time tests in the UK in the 19th century show 19th century Brits had quicker reaction times (reaction time is an excellent proxy for raw intelligence, look it up).
That's why 18th/19th century Europeans were able to outcompete East Asians, they were more intelligent. But we squandered that human capital on pointless and fratricidal conflicts and welfare for dysgenic fertility.
lmao the average STEM fag would shit and piss his pants and puke out his guts if he even had to speak to +100 people.
Now think about commanding 6000+ men into battle, being responsible for their wellbeing, being responsible for the protection of Rome, the most Glorious City to have ever existed on earth.
This is something only the best of the best can do. The most excellent, well-trained, courageous, disciplined iron will persons.
ROME DEMANDS GLORY OF HER GENERALS
>Back in the day every man was needed, they were a tiny fraction of what we have today.
You do know most of the Roman Elite had the possible tutors possible right?
It's like you would have some Ivy League professors hired to teach your kids from a very early age. Besides this knowledge based education they were also taught how to actually act and speak, etc. via the various branches of philosophy which actually made them excellent human beings capable of great things.
School like Stoicism created excellent men in character.