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    The totalwar-EB forums are composed of a diverse group. I was wondering how many of you are actual historians/academics/scholars/etc?
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    Keep in mind that becoming an actual historian is a selective process.

    You have take the Trial of History, aka hysterectomy and be blessed by the Pope of History in order to be considered a true "historian," but it also involves several years of pederastry and loyal "service" to history.

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    Count me out, I'm a computer engineer.

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    I know it doesn't mean much, and I'm certainly not qualified to make any statements about history, but my major in college is History. I know it takes much more to a good historian and years of studying, but yeah. I'm trying

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    Worthless B.A. in History reporting for duty!

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    Default Re: How many actual historians/academics here?

    Quote Originally Posted by bovi
    Count me out, I'm a computer engineer.
    lol, that's good. What my question really meant was anyone who had expertise in the field relating to EB's production - programming, history, etc.


    "Worthless B.A. in History reporting for duty!"

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    im a historian, but not ancient history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleklos Archelaou
    Worthless B.A. in History reporting for duty!

    Same here!
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    Probably will be my minor . A hard science backed by something artsy looks good cause they think you can write well .


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    Quote Originally Posted by russia almighty
    Probably will be my minor . A hard science backed by something artsy looks good cause they think you can write well .
    And you're out there to prove them wrong, right?

    Give 'em hell, man!

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    Second year of my History Bachelor is coming up right now. (:

    Edit: Specializing in Ancient History and with a minor in Ancient Culture.
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    Abou not really. I've had college professors tell me I communicate written ideas well and with few problems . A lot of people will look at a person with only a BS and think they only know book solutions . Throw in an art which requires something thinking to accomplish and viola . You look like science man who can think on there feet .


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    Bah, you ruin my fun.

    PS. I'm a Biology major and will have minors in Chemistry and Latin.

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    *passes a columbian doobie .*

    That makes up for it .

    Why latin for a minor ? Is it a for fun minor ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Intranetusa
    What my question really meant was anyone who had expertise in the field relating to EB's production - programming, history, etc.
    I'm a software engineer. I was at academic at one time, though my field was Nuclear Theory.
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    Working on it. Second year of my B.A. now, focusing on the rise of the West in relation to the rest of the world.
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    Starting History this October, hopefully...

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    Athens Law school grad. Seemed like a good Idea at the time. (TM)
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    Starting "Computer Science" - gah, that's a real bad name to describe the thing - in September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepid Adventurer
    Second year of my History Bachelor is coming up right now. (:

    Edit: Specializing in Ancient History and with a minor in Ancient Culture.
    Oh you poor poor sod. I hope you are either really really good or independently wealthy.

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    I also hope you're doing Latin and Greek in there...
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    If trends like this start up (paying more for business school or other fields where you will make a lot more), then we could study ancient history for free!
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    BA Ancient History and a working as a graphics desginer for an advertising company.... been waiting to sneak this into a thread hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by russia almighty
    *passes a columbian doobie .*

    That makes up for it .

    Why latin for a minor ? Is it a for fun minor ?
    When it comes down to it - pretty much just for enjoyment. Although, the amount that I've taken from it is impossible to measure. Everyone should study at least a language regardless of what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleklos Archelaou
    If trends like this start up (paying more for business school or other fields where you will make a lot more), then we could study ancient history for free!
    http://collegeuniversity.suite101.co...or_some_majors
    Thats actually a REALLY good idea. I like the article.


    As for me....
    Transfering to the University of MD in the Spring to major in "International Relations" and get a minor in "History". (I'll do the Arts on my own, since I don't like art history).

    I "should" be graduating in June of '08, but due to R.L. B.S I will be graduating in 2010

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    Heh, it's quite the opposite here: you pay more if you're following alpha (arts) courses than if you take up beta (science) courses. For something such as (classical) history (gamma) you would be located in between. (Business studies fall under gamma all the same.)

    Mostly, because the Uni's can get more external funding for the scientific research; and the government would like to see more people (science isn't exactly regarded as teh cool over here) graduating in those fields. Coupled by relatively low costs in terms of books & equipment for certain study's such as Mathematics & Computer Science...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teleklos Archelaou
    Oh you poor poor sod. I hope you are either really really good or independently wealthy.
    If I understand correctly, you mean I either get money from the government, or have wealthy parents to pay for the education? Or do you mean I picked the wrong education to make a living? haha

    I'm from the Netherlands and if you're from a low-income family like myself, you get about 500 euro a month for living and studying from the government. Way too little, so I work part-time as well. I can manage.

    Quote Originally Posted by QwertyMIDX
    I also hope you're doing Latin and Greek in there...
    I'm actually doing Hebrew and Greek in my minor. My interests lie (next to lots of other stuff in antiquity) in the Bible area's and, well, I thought it would be cool to be able to read the book in its original form. Greek is useful anyway, and perhaps I might somewhere along the way pick up Latin. I dunno, Romans aren't my first interest.


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    I'm actually doing Hebrew and Greek in my minor. My interests lie (next to lots of other stuff in antiquity) in the Bible area's and, well, I thought it would be cool to be able to read the book in its original form. Greek is useful anyway, and perhaps I might somewhere along the way pick up Latin. I dunno, Romans aren't my first interest.
    That is a most noble reason to learn Koine greek if I ever heard one. Just bear in mind that the language you hear in EB is mainly Attic Greek, with some sprinkles of Ionian and Dorian Greek thrown in for good measure. The language had changed by the time Jesus was born, and was a good deal simplified (especially in sounds used for it) than what you will hear in EB.


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    2nd year Finance Major at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)

    I'll probably go for a law degree after undergraduate.



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