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Why don't Italians rebuild this shit?
Taking pride in one's culture means you don't separate your ancient accomplishments and leave them idle.
It means you actively integrate it into your country and culture, it's a living piece of your people's history.
Rebuilding old roman stuff would increase nationalism.
/thread fpbp sage
Roma delenda est. There are no Romans left. >Justinian himself was slightly more conservative still, for he was not a Greek or easterner by birth, but a Latin-speaking Illyrian. [...] Not only was he the last Latin-speaking emperor, he was also the last who framed his policies with a view to Latin rather than Greek interests. [...] Consequently it was his ambition (to quote his own words) to reconquer ‘the countries possessed by the ancient Romans, to the limits of the two oceans’. He aimed at reviving the Roman Empire in the fullness of its splendour. >His dream was that the whole Empire should be liberated from barbarians. He found it a disgrace that Italy should be ruled, even in his name, by Ostrogothic kings, and he determined to reconquer the lost provinces by force of Roman arms. But there were no armies which were truly Roman. If the West had fallen to the barbarians, the East had allowed the barbarians to infiltrate into the imperial government itself. [...] So far as the Italians were concerned, the war was fought between two armies that were equally foreign and equally barbarian, and it was hardly surprising that they referred to the imperialist government not as ‘Roman’ but as ‘Greek’. In a general sense there were no Romans left. >Justinian’s dream was therefore unrealistic. It was also dangerous. [...] It would thus be true to say that Justinian had not in any way improved the position of Italy. He had made it worse. >Justinian’s heroic attempt to re-unite the Roman world in one Empire and one Church, simply served to show that the Roman world had disappeared. It had not been destroyed by any particular invasion; it had not ceased to exist at any particular moment; it had simply faded away. Of that there was no dispute. For who, in the sixth century, were the Romans?
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