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If you had to chose an era to live in, would you rather...

77% Live in the time of the Ancient Romans/Greeks

23% Live in the Dark Ages

If you had to chose an era to live in, would you rather...

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Live in the time of the Ancient Romans/Greeks
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Live in the Dark Ages

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  • 368

    Jim

    9 years ago

    Public Bathhouses are always better than catching the Black Plague

    • 37

      Biotoxsin

      6 years ago

      The plague existed back then too, and is thought to have effected the Romans at one point or another. (Started with the Egyptians)

    • 35

      JNmeister

      6 years ago

      @Biotoxsin yes but there are many different types of the plague, and sanitation was exponentially better in the classical era.

    • 62

      david

      6 years ago

      daily orgies

    • 17

      Okan Koç

      6 years ago

      being touched by older men, by force, when your young, not considered pedo. I still choose that over the plague

    • 13

      wartpig

      5 years ago

      the whole running water thing is the clencher.

    • 25

      Sean Isaacs-Moehring

      5 years ago

      C-C-C- COMBO BRREAKKERR!!!!!

    • 13

      Sean Maher

      5 years ago

      Roman orgies FTW!!!

    • 12

      Theorcofdead

      5 years ago

      I was just thinking about the society, not being told what to do by the church and things like that, was not even thinking in a sexual way.

    • 7

      Odd Look

      4 years ago

      Plus plenty of little boys to go around! It's not weird, we are philosophers dammit!

    • 17

      Cody Dudash

      4 years ago

      Is this the dark ages? No, THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!!

    • 9

      Fly Guy

      4 years ago

      It's the "Dark Ages" for a reason.

    • 6

      Glaceon999

      4 years ago

      Just live in Canada with the Canadians.

    • 6

      Utah G

      4 years ago

      at least romans had some knowledge of curing diseases instead of superstitions

    • 23

      Becca

      4 years ago

      In the Ancient Greek and roman times, if you said one thing that could have insulted a powerful person in front of him ( even if it was you were telling him about someone else saying it ), you would immediately be beaten to death in front of a crowd. People starved to death, beat eachother to death, were too sick to live, and get into wars easily. My dad is addicted to roman books and movies. I've watched them and trust me. There are no public bathhouses and fancy things like in the fantasy of The Greek gods. How about everyone snaps back to what would actually happen. OKAY?

    • 14

      Reks

      3 years ago

      Look how @Becca is basing such things off of sill books and movies. WE LEARNED FROM ACTUAL HISTORY

    • 7

      grima the giratina

      3 years ago

      Rome was the most powerful city in ancient times. Nuff said

    • 3

      Heroboy99

      3 years ago

      Screw Black Death i would die from a Arrow than a Disease!

    • 0

      Thejkidd2015

      3 years ago

      yeah!

    • 4

      lilzaratata

      3 years ago

      @Heroboy99 An arrow to the knee?

    • 0

      Jacob

      3 years ago

      yes ar

    • 2

      Robert Johnson

      2 years ago

      Ancient Romans cause I personally would rather not have a dick in my ass from birth.

    • 2

      I am here

      2 years ago

      They are more sophisticated then the people of the future for them, and their mythology was epic.

    • 2

      ~Le Arthur~

      2 years ago

      I Want To Live In Ancient Rome Because I'd get A Chance To Get to see..*commentator voice* WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ROMAN REIGNS!!

    • 0

      lalaland123

      2 years ago

      g

    • 1

      PebblePanda

      2 years ago

      At least I can safely express my sexual orientation, since it was valued in the Ancient Greece.

    • 1

      Firebird

      2 years ago

      Go out in Battle or Dont go out at all!

    • 2

      TheRealBoots

      2 years ago

      Scroll down and you'll eventually see one of the smartest people on this website, he said "doesn't tell you where in the dark ages so i'd go to arabia when they had the golden age"

    • 1

      Darude_Walrus

      2 years ago

      you just single handedly won my vote

    • 1

      TheFracturedRuby

      2 years ago

      The Romans had the Pax Romana (200 years of peace)

    • 1

      Fawn

      2 years ago

      I would go back to ancient greece and kick all them gross male buts

    • 1

      John

      2 years ago

      Who like to get eaten not me hell no fuck that shit

    • 0

      Blueternity

      2 years ago

      It'd be cool to survive and say you did so.

    • 0

      Zee Bieber

      2 years ago

      I Sorta agree.

    • 0

      I'll follow the sun

      2 years ago

      To live in ancient Rome would be so cool!

    • 0

      thatrandomguy

      2 years ago

      that is true i would hate that

    • 1

      Monty1462

      2 years ago

      I also agree. Reference =

    • 1

      Karza

      1 year ago

      Lead poisoning; no ty.

    • 0

      grolarbearsarelife

      1 year ago

      doesn't say I couldn't live somewhere outside of europe

    • 0

      Death_PRO101

      1 year ago

      no one knows what happened in the dark ages, my guess is hell, but for all we know, it could have been paradise

    • 0

      grolarbearsarelife

      1 year ago

      Uh, just don't live in Europe.

  • 67

    iamdrebbits

    8 years ago

    Gods and Goddesses then were cool!

    • 70

      God of Knowledge

      6 years ago

      The God of Knowledge is pleased by your praise, mortal. May fortune follow you through life.

    • 32

      Freq-Sho

      6 years ago

      and if you invent something great in one time you're praised, if you do in dark ages, or hell even think differently, WITCH!

    • 9

      Jesus

      5 years ago

      Jesus is not pleased, thou shalt spend an eternity in hell.

    • 1

      Theorcofdead

      5 years ago

      God of Knowledge, apparently you're an idiot, the ancient Romans/Greeks had Athena/Minerva a goddess, so that would mean a mortal just beat you in your own thing, go cry about it.

    • 0

      grima the giratina

      3 years ago

      The Romans stole the Greek gods and gave them new names. Zeus had 4 wives

  • 41

    thestralpixie

    7 years ago

    The "Dark Ages" weren't actually dark. There were a lot of new inventions and ideas, but all people seem to remember is the Plague.

    • 80

      Rythmbot

      6 years ago

      Everything was controlled by the Church, new ideas were shut down, and if you disagreed, then you were burned at the stake.

    • 37

      Viperxiii

      6 years ago

      sigh... the church... always causing human population to slow progress with crazy ideas

    • 24

      Jason

      6 years ago

      youre thinking of the renaesance, the age that brought an end to the dark ages. the dark ages stopped all intellectual and scientific advance because of papal infallability.

    • 15

      Matt

      6 years ago

      That was actually the renaissance. Dark age was with the oppression of ideas and the control of the people by the church.

    • 3

      Hawke Kirschner

      6 years ago

      Yeah, all the innovation was being done by the Muslims... until Algebra was ruled by an ayatollah to be a tool of Satan, and they abandoned math and science as well.

    • 3

      wisdomi827

      6 years ago

      Are you retarded? The dark ages were horrible and had no progress. That was the renaissance!

    • 14

      nottie

      6 years ago

      Thank you! Guys, the Renaissance did not pop out of a black hole and humanity didn't fart around for a millennium without any progress - if that were true, the Renaissance wouldn't even be a thing. The Medieval period is the time of Charlemagne, the Vikings, the formation of England, the Mongols, the Magna Carta, the Ottoman Empire, the beginning of Universities, etc. etc.

    • 6

      Chels Carasusan

      6 years ago

      They were called the "Dark Ages" because of the time of complete reverse in human progress back to times where people didn't know anything, or weren't "enlightened" just like after the Enlightenment that came after the Dark Ages. Ex of terribleness: I like science. I'd be killed for pursuing it because it's not me saying "God did it."

    • 5

      Franklin Chen

      5 years ago

      @nottie No one ever said that the Dark Ages was a worthless time period. We just agree that it would be a real shitty time to be in

    • 1

      tripolarbear

      5 years ago

      inventions, i think you mean illiteracy

    • 0

      jayplane4276

      4 years ago

      Yea, but there was still plumbing, far more modern warfare, better healthcare NO PLAGUE and a very unique class system

    • 0

      jayplane4276

      4 years ago

      Yea, but there was still plumbing, far more modern warfare, better healthcare NO PLAGUE and a very unique class system

    • 2

      Milo Barnes

      4 years ago

      Actually it there were hardly any inventions. Like 99% of things they used were invented beforehand. And even if there was, the plague is good enough a reason to make me pick Greek times

    • 0

      ChillZedd

      2 years ago

      98% of Europeans were serfs. Serfs a basically slaves.

  • 22

    projects8an

    7 years ago

    SPARTACUS!

  • 19

    Lord English

    6 years ago

    They weren't called the dark ages for nothing.

  • 17

    Tayfun Yumuş

    6 years ago

    it dosnt say where in the dar ages i would live in arabia in the dar ages arabia had its golden age

    • 16

      TheOnionCat

      6 years ago

      Oh snap, tricky tricky! Nice thinkin' there! :D

    • 2

      LordMackarl

      6 years ago

      ...............FUCK...................................FUCK......................L........

    • 0

      Llama

      11 months ago

      It wasn't the dark ages for Arabia, though.

  • 16

    [deleted]

    6 years ago

    Roman orgies anyone?

  • 12

    brian

    6 years ago

    rome had some crazy parties so ill have fun and not get a disease

  • 9

    Qeencce

    6 years ago

    So...eirther way, if your a women, then your fucked.

  • 8

    Batman

    6 years ago

    The dark knight in the time of knights.

  • 6

    Pedrodarigan

    6 years ago

    What kind of fucking question is this?

  • 6

    Jason

    6 years ago

    living in an age of sexual and intellectual freedom seems much better then living in the fanatically hindered time that was the christian dark ages

    • 3

      theTexan

      6 years ago

      Roman culture was actually influenced by Christians as time progressed and many Romans converted to Christianity. And Christianity is a wonderful thing, not bad!

  • 5

    Gal Loker

    5 years ago

    Is that even a question?

  • 5

    Ptess254

    7 years ago

    Yeah, I would become a god of knowledge. And not a witch.

    • 25

      God of Knowledge

      6 years ago

      FOOLISH MORTAL! YOU DARE MOCK THE GOD OF KNOWLEDGE WITH YOUR INSOLENCE? TELL ME YOUR LOCATION, SO I MAY SEND DOWN A HAIL FIRE UPON YOUR NATION! YOU SHALL SOON KNOW PAIN BEYOND YOUR PITIFUL HUMAN IMAGINATION!

    • 0

      RocketCat

      4 years ago

      K.

  • 4

    Samantha Zapata

    6 years ago

    Id just be in Japan where they treated women equally.

  • 4

    skeptical

    6 years ago

    The Dark Ages were not actually that dark- in a lot of other languages it is called 'the fall' as in 'The Fall of Rome'. The Plague is actually closer to early medieval period not the Dark Ages, the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire) still existed through the dark ages. I think people need to read more into periods of history.

    • 4

      LordMackarl

      6 years ago

      True, the Dark Ages is a pretty arbitrary period. Still, I like having a centralized government and good hygiene.

    • 1

      DoubleMountainMan

      5 years ago

      Just play age of empires(2) and read the history in the game.

    • 0

      Thomas

      5 years ago

      Actually the plague was a big part of ending the middle ages and starting the renasans I do not not Know how to spell that word

  • 4

    Diddly

    6 years ago

    Go back in time. Invent something mathematical. Be known forever.

  • 4

    Fuzzly

    6 years ago

    Togas bitch!

  • 4

    Conner Davis

    6 years ago

    i always liked a roman, besides i still owe charlemagne a chicken

  • 3

    Henrique Espada

    6 years ago

    Rome: come for the non-existence of rival powers, stay for the orgies

  • 3

    D'vaughn Clarke

    6 years ago

    Gladiator fights FTW!!!

  • 0

    Levi Luttrell

    5 days ago

    not like id be in Europe, the dark ages is where its at. I'd be a Knight going on quests, slaying dragons, ect.

  • 2

    Ivana van Hoof

    3 years ago

    It's called the dark ages for a reason...

  • 2

    Jr Quesadilla

    4 years ago

    I just like the Spartans

  • 2

    EdwardNigma

    6 years ago

    I could join the battle at the fall of Rome, as a barbarian or a Roman. Probably a Barbarian, but still, even if I die, that would be fucking incredible. Witnessing the fall of such a massive empire, the fall of something so great, something that seemed so invincible, and even taking part in it. Brilliant.

  • 2

    Jack Wight

    6 years ago

    it depends on wealth really

  • 2

    Rickson Goncalves

    6 years ago

    At least in Greek times you can use a skirt which lets us crap on the move, and I mean come on a toga, togas are awesome

  • 2

    Lavitts

    6 years ago

    I could save the knowledge in the library of Alexandria!

  • 2

    Emma Attaway

    6 years ago

    in the dark ages i owuld be burned at the stake for being a witch and for having an 'interest' in other women

    • 5

      Belén

      6 years ago

      High five, here another witch interested in women lol

    • 0

      Elizabeth Anne Attaw

      6 years ago

      @Belen (Emma here, alternate account) it really depends on which personality is active. depending on the personality i can be asexual, bi, straight or lesbian, or even attracted to someone for reasons taht totally exclude gender. it's destroyed all relationships i've been in

  • 2

    Max

    6 years ago

    how is this even a question?

  • 1

    TheFakeSlim.Shady

    2 years ago

    I could just move to the Islamic World. They were having a blast.

  • 1

    Daniel Pigulea

    2 years ago

    ARKANTOS!

  • 1

    lalaland123

    2 years ago

    g

  • 1

    FlyAway

    3 years ago

    I accidentally pressed dark ages, but what we call them here in sweden makes them sound not so bad. Rough translation would be "middle time"

  • 1

    Timewalker

    4 years ago

    Rename myself Archimedes and copy his ideas.

  • 1

    hellsing13

    4 years ago

    Im an atheist so....

  • 1

    Everestkid

    4 years ago

    The later parts that were getting close to the Renaissance were great, except for the Plague. There were a lot of free people, and free people make cities.

  • 1

    Kokuzbsa24

    5 years ago

    Of corse, executions were brutal and long for anything, law, and hedonizam antiqity

  • 1

    Hayley Cole

    5 years ago

    No-brainer. I love Greek/Roman mythology. IDC if women didn't get equality. We didn't for a long time.

  • 1

    Marvin François

    5 years ago

    .

  • 1

    Nillion

    5 years ago

    who wouldnt live during the romans!

  • 1

    Divinity

    5 years ago

    COLISEUMS !!!!!! AWESOME FIGHTS!

  • 1

    Anthony Allen

    5 years ago

    catholic

  • 1

    Kristina

    6 years ago

    It really comes down to location really. Outside of the Roman Empire(after the fall) life was still good for many areas. If we're talking specifically being in areas of the Roman Empire then yeah, I'm sticking with the time frame that had running water and sewers.

  • 1

    Abi Conover

    6 years ago

    That would be fun >:)

  • 1

    zack

    6 years ago

    There's a reason they called it the "DARK Ages"

  • 1

    qwerty123

    6 years ago

    Roman Orgies, here I come! (literally)

  • 1

    luke

    6 years ago

    If its like skyrim :D

  • 1

    Belén

    6 years ago

    Orgies.

  • 1

    Matt700

    6 years ago

    I know nothing of either XD

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