Count to 10,000!

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  1. RedJacketMan

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    XXXVII Well, we just really want to reach 1000, or M
     
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    XXXVIII. Yes we do really really want to reach M. By the way, these Roman numerals will be getting quite large in the future, and we'll be trying to read them. Terrible! :)
     
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    39... I'm not good with Roman numerals. :p
     
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    XXXX
    Well I wanna go with them :D
     
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    XXXXII o_O
     
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    XXXXIII
    lol that's why romans math never was good enough to make regular Arches. xD
    (the greeks math although: Whoa!)
     
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    XXXXV.

    Is that true about Roman/Greek math and the construction of arches? Interesting!
     
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    46 :d
     
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    XXXXVII

    well, yes I believe so. Atleast from what I was told, and that the Romans took all the great war invetions from the greek people (like the ballista or Catapult). ^^
     
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    48 keep it up :D
     
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    49. And btw, Romans took a lot more than just that from the Greek people. In Ancient Greece, epic plays were very popular. They were very well written and extraordinary at the time, but what was unusual about them, was that they were spoken by actors and there was no play; they just read from the scrolls. So it was quite interesting. It was more like telling a story or reading a book, even though it took place in theatre-like buildings.

    Romans come along, and guess what they do? They get rid of the theatres and turn them into arenas. People now watch as slaves, foreigners & animals are killed by each other instead of listening to glorious literature. Also, Romans took Greek Gods and simply changed their names.

    If you ask me, I don't know why Romans were/are so admired. Of course, they developed a magnificent empire and even had a council which was quite amazing for the time. Okay, the council thing I understand. But the empire?! What's so great about an empire. An empire isn't united in friendship, love & equality but built by the broken backs of hard-working slaves and tied by bloody chains of imperialism. I mean, Hitler, the sick man who formed an empire more than 2000 years later did many of the same things and the Romans were his role model. Yet somehow people don't admire him, even though he was no different than the Roman Empire was.

    This is also why I don't understand British people who are so proud of their former empire, when they should be ashamed of it. Guess that makes you wonder if "Great" Britain is really that great after all.
     
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    XXXXVIIII (49 now, the XXXXVII is 47)

    Yea I know about that too. They gloryfied most of what they did, because they were the "winners", and thereby all the story writing is written by them.

    and the only actuall thing I know they did themselves were forming really good armies. the only ones to beat them were the spartans, but I mean they were (at most), what? 400?? xD
     
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    Like I said before, I'm bad with Roman numerals. :p But I'll try: XXXXX, that should be it (X multiplied by V makes 50, so XXXXX?). It changes to L when it gets to a hundred and M when a thousand, right? Also, Spartans were badass but you're right, there weren't enough of them.
     
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    LI

    "L" is 50. :)


    The Spartans were great warriors, but they had infanticide (killing off any child which looked too weak). But otherwise they were pretty epic. I think the Romans are great because of their literature, architecture, and science. But yeah, they did take a lot from the Greeks.
     
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    LII

    I almost had it with that L. :p
     
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    LIII

    Im bad on everything else than I, V, X and M xD
     
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    LIV.

    Hey, I had to google it! I knew it couldn't be XXXXX though. :)
     
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    LV. So, C = 100 and then M = 1000?