120) Trojan War Ends This Era As It Began It

The future destruction of the earth is predicted to recur in the same way as the destruction of the earth in Noah’s day.

This was triggered by the earth being filled with violence by hyperdimensional creations including hybrid monsters and weapons of mass destruction.

We know from archeology that ancient records of the 1,000 year reign of the false gods survived the Flood, and devotion to these false gods was perpetuated by all nations. What can we learn from these records to anticipate what our own end days will be like?

Herodotus was a Greek writer and geographer credited with being the first historianHerodotus was born in about 485 B.C [about 2,000 years after the Flood]…on the southwestern coast of Asia Minor [modern Turkey] He came from a wealthy and cosmopolitan Greek-Carian merchant family. (The Carians, of Minoan descent, had arrived in that part of Asia Minor before the Greeks…)

The Minoan civilization is not the only civilization to both predates and survived the Flood, providing historical and archeological evidence of the Flood. This should be completely expected, since all of these civilizations perpetuated the same alliances, made prior to the Flood, with the same rebel gods and their offspring. The primary distinguishing feature between the gods of the new civilizations was linguistic due to the creation of languages at the Tower of Babel.


Herodotus doesn’t mention the Flood, but he would have known of the prevalence of Flood accounts as he systematically gathered history from multiple cultures. It is likely he saw no reason to report what was already documented and well known.

Likewise, he had no reason to recount the history of mankind from the beginning of time. The histories and wisdom of “the world that then was” was preserved through the Flood in vaults or on the ark, then gathered in libraries available to Herodotus and other sages.

It is only “in the last days” that scoffers deny the Flood and associated history.

Interestingly, while mentioning Assyria, Herodotus does not give an account of its origin or of the history of Mesopotamia. It’s as if he consigns these records to the same category as known history in the collected works of the sages. This suggests that the records used by Moses to compose the books of Genesis and Job were in circulation.

Interestingly, Herodotus’ account most evidently picks up world history where the holy scriptures drops it to focus on the Hebrew nation, after the dispersal of nations from Babel.

Also interesting, Herodotus begins with the Trojan War. If he is indeed writing the sequel to known world history prior to the catastrophic Flood, he would pick it up where the previous account ended. And then, by any literary standard, the beginning of this episode is the lead-in to the conclusion.

In any case, Troy should be understood to be a major arena in human history.

Herodotus gets his information from the Persians and the Greeks, specifically Homer’s epic poem written four centuries earlier about the war at Troy, called Ilium in the old days. “’The Iliad’ is usually considered to be the earliest work in the whole Western literary tradition, and one of the best known and loved stories of all time.”

So without further ado, the study notes to Herodotus, Book 1.

The Phoenicians started it. 

These, they say, came from that which is called the Erythraian Sea to this of ours [Mediterranean]and having settled in the land [of Canaan] where they continue even now to dwell, set themselves forthwith to make long voyages by sea.


This account provides a reliable “absolute” vs “relative” date for this event. It occurred during early emigration from the Mesopotamian / Land between Two Rivers and development into distinct people groups.

And conveying merchandise of Egypt and of Assyria they arrived at other places and also at…the first of the States within that land which is now called Hellas

This confirms the above date, after Asshur separated from Nimrod at Babylon and started his Assyrian Empire.


Even today, the country…known abroad as Greece…is The Hellenic Republic.

The word Hellene was mentioned for the first time by Homer in the Iliad as a territory…still known by that name. It is also used to refer to the companions of [the demigod] Achilles from this place…a vigorous [read terrifying] group of people…

Grecos comes from a [demigod] son of Pandora and Zeus, from whom the Greeks are named

Note that Herodotus’ history of the Trojan war includes the pre-flood peoples, their gods and hybrid demigods as a matter of natural history. If this part of his history can’t be taken at face value, can any of the rest of his history? Archeology supports Herodotus’ account.

According to the Book of Enoch, the hyperdimensional fallen angels / gods who corrupted the earth with hybrids were locked down under the earth. This is logical, since energy is grounded to inactive it. The four dimensional giant hybrids’ bodies were destroyed when they killed each other, as detailed in the post The First Renaissance.

When human bodies are recycled dust back to dust, their spirit / life energy returns to God who gave it. However, since God didn’t give the spirit / life energy to the hybrid offspring of the fallen angels, he didn’t take them back into his eternal Singularity. They remained on earth as evil spirits, inhabiting bodies of those accepting them, then controlling the bodies and souls of their hosts through the unremitting lust of a purely spirit entity who can never be satisfied.

Obviously, the higher up the food chain the better quality of experience, so we should expect politicians to be demon possessed..

It is more common than not for sequential battles to be fought at the same strategic site in pursuit of the same resources. This pattern at Troy is confirmed by archeology.

Troy, is the first area where the prehistoric period excavations is done and turned into a science...The ancient city of Troy…has been continuously inhabited between the years 3.000 BC [500 years before the Flood] and 500 AC…10 different city layers and more than 50 building phases were identified. These cities in short:

  • Troia I – III (Littoral Troia Culture): 3000 BC and ends in 2500 BC [date of the Flood].
  • Troia IV – V begins in 2100 BC [after sufficient population and dispersal from Babel] and continues until the 1700’s BC.

We can assign Herodotus’ account to Troia IV in the neolithic reconstruction of civilization.

—and on the fifth or sixth day after they [the Phoenicians had arrived, when their goods had been almost all sold, there came down to the sea a great company of women, and among them the daughter of the king; and her name, as the Hellenes also agree, was Io the daughter of Inachos. These standing near to the stern of the ship were buying of the wares such as pleased them most, when of a sudden the Phenicians, passing the word from one to another, made a rush upon them…put them on board their ship, and forthwith departed, sailing away to Egypt.


Like “the oldest profession” of women, human trafficking is another “oldest profession”, with both trading in sex.

UNODC report on human trafficking exposes modern form of slavery [2009]

Based on data gathered from 155 countries, it offers the first global assessment of the scope of human trafficking…

the most common form of human trafficking (79%) is sexual exploitation…The victims of sexual exploitation are predominantly women and girls…almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children. However, in some parts of Africa and the Mekong region, children are the majority (up to 100% in parts of West Africa).

2. The Hellenes settle the score against the Phoenicians.

Then after this, they say, certain Hellenes (but the name of the people [tribe] they are not able to report) put in to the city of Tyre in Phenicia and carried off the king’s daughter Europa;—these would doubtless be Cretans;—and so they were quits for the former injury.

“One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts.” (Titus 1:12)

3. The Hellenes escalate from harassing to declared war.

After this however the Hellenes, they say, were the authors of the second wrong; for they sailed in to Aia of Colchis and to the river Phasis…

This was northeastern-most reach of Jason and the Argonauts whose quest for the Golden Fleece from an hybrid creature indicates that their history, too, predates the Flood. After the Flood this would be the northern frontier of the newly civilizing world – note the reference to Barbarians


These compare to the Germanic tribes of Rome, the Norsemen of Medieval Europe, or the Free Folk living north of the wall in Game of Thrones. These peoples struggled for existence within the slowly retreating glaciered region in wilderness ecosystems too cold and inhospitable to provide more than survival of the fittest. They raided, or traded natural commodities like wood and furs for produced goods like grain and metallic goods.


and from thence, after they had done the other business for which they came, they carried off the king’s daughter Medea: and the king of Colchis sent a herald to the land of Hellas and demanded satisfaction for the rape / abduction and to have his daughter back; but they answered that, as the Barbarians had given them no satisfaction for the rape of Io the Argive, so neither would they give satisfaction to the Barbarians for this.

By equating Barbarians with Phoenicians, Herodotus’ account tells us that, as did France in the early days of colonizing North America, the Phoenicians had colonized this northernmost reach of their contested world. As did the English in the French and Indian War, ultimately the Greeks, then the Romans, drove out the Phoenicians.


This clues us in the to real purpose of the post-Flood Trojan War. It’s the same into our time – control of valuable real estate and resources. Shorelines are the most valuable for seafaring peoples, and women for growing the population.

And Herodotus confirms this conclusion.


Up to this point, they say, nothing more happened than the carrying away of women on both sides; but after this the Hellenes were very greatly to blame; for they set the first example of war, making an expedition [from Europe] into Asia before the [Phoenician] Barbarians made any into Europe.

Now they say that in their judgment, though it is an act of wrong to carry away women by force, it is a folly to set one’s heart on taking vengeance for their rape / abduction, and the wise course is to pay no regard when they have been carried away; for it is evident that they would never be carried away if they were not themselves willing to go.

We find that the kidnapping of women to produce higher quality unions, including physically and intellectually superior children, than those produced within close family members in small tribes, has been a standard practice in pagan societies.

And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her..” (Genesis 34)

“And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehem of the tribe of Judah…[And as he was traveling back to his home in the tribe of Ephraim]…[they spent the night in] Gibeah [of the tribe of Benjamin]…And the old man said…brought him into his house… the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.

This town is turning into vicious Sodom.

Male-on-male rape has been heavily stigmatized. According to psychologist Sarah Crome, fewer than 1 in 10 male-on-male rapes are reported...

Wartime sexual violenceparticularly in ethnic conflict…has broader sociological motives…may also include gang rape… frequently used as a means of psychological warfare in order to humiliate the enemy.

The response by the master of the house indicates that there was indeed gang warfare going on.

And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you…unto this man do not so vile a thing.

Within the context of the extensive three-chapter-account, there is certainly a fight for a highly prized resource – women for breeding purposes. And the master of the house expressly states this.

“Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.”

The ancient Greeks considered war rape of women “socially acceptable behavior well within the rules of warfare”, and warriors considered the conquered women “legitimate booty, useful as wives, concubines, slave labor, or battle-camp trophy“…Conquering the…property of an enemy was regarded as legitimate reason for war in itself. Women were included with “property”…In this context, the rape of a woman was considered a property crime committed against the man who owned the woman.

The detail in the biblical account is there for a reason. Note that the concubine was from Bethlehem of Judah. The Benjamites within the territory of Judah would be tapping this source of extra-tribal woman. The Levite’s response suggests that he understood their territorial right and acceded to it.

“so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go…And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way:

Note – “his way”. Sounds like he had relinquished his rights to her.

and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold. And…none answered.

Raping and abducting is OK, but not the utter destruction of a valued resource, so this 6th generation descendant of Levi (Judges 20:28) reacts like Levi, with utter destruction.

“Then the man took her up upon an ass…And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel. And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day: consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds.

Then congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan [in the north] even to Beersheba [in the south], with the land of Gilead [east of the Jordan River], unto the LORD in Mizpeh [center of worship before Jesus was taken by David]. And the chief of all the people…presented themselves…400,000 footmen that drew sword.

This is a reprise of Moses calling “Who is on the LORD’s side!” to slay the idolaters at Mount Sinai. Can we not recognize the high value the LORD placed on this one concubine, despite the fact that she “played the whore” against the Levite? He is calling for the same response as when he himself was abused.

People who reject the Bible by claiming it subjects women to subjugation are ignoring the context of society. Its guidelines are for protection of women in cultures that exploit and enslave and dehumanize and kill women.

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying…deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel…But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves…to go out to battle against the children of Israel…[there] fell that day of Benjamin 25,000 men that drew the sword….But 600 men [of Benjamin] turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock [mountain] Rimmon.

And the children of Israel repented them for Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day. How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives? 

1st solution: Make War.

And the congregation sent thither 12,000 men…utterly destroy every male, and every woman that hath lain by man. And they found among the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead 400 young virgins, that had known no man by lying with any male…And the whole congregation sent some to speak / parley to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto them…and they gave them wives which they had saved alive of the women of Jabeshgilead: and yet so they sufficed them not.

2nd solution: Kidnap.

Then they said, Behold, there is a feast of the LORD in Shiloh yearly in a place…Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards…if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come unto us to complain, that we will say unto them, Be favourable unto them for our sakes…And the children of Israel departed thence at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family, and they went out from thence every man to his inheritance.

In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 19-21)

The death penalty, like quarantine, masks, and restriction of normal social interaction by healthy people is a safeguard against exponential spread of evil in society which is written into the Melchizedekian Code of Law.

Abduction of women is not. What was right in the Israelite’s eyes – that one time – was a common practice they picked up from their surrounding neighbors.

the people of Asia, when their women were carried away by force, had made it a matter of no account.

but the Hellenes on account of a woman of Lacedemon gathered together a great armament, and then came to Asia and destroyed the dominion of Priam; and that from this time forward they [the Eastern peoples, including the Persians referenced at the beginning of this account] had always considered the Hellenic race to be their enemy: 

Note that the “dominion” of Priam consisted not primarily of the seafaring Phoenicians who were stretched thin founding seaports all around the Mediterranean. Being the eastern coastline of the Aegean Sea, the peoples who settled into this territory were the Gentiles, specified as being the descendants of Japheth who settled in islands.

The cities were settled, not as colonies as some poorly educated historians say, but within the ancient home territory of the isles of the Gentiles, to the north of the bounds of the hotly contested Promised Land. Details in the eponymous post.94593e06a52f2498beb05395e58d22ef

This territory was seized as quickly by the sons of Japheth as were the territories by the sons of Canaan, for the same reason – they held the pre-Flood cities ruled by the ancient gods and their giant children.  This is only some hundreds of years after these cities were engulfed by the Flood. Just as San Francisco and New Orleans were rebuilt as soon as possible to restore their former glory, so were gateways to these gods.

The Halizones, Kaukones and Kikones are lost to history, evidence of the early stage of post Flood repopulation. Beginning at the southern boundary of Troy’s alliance is Lycia (orange), Caria (pink), the Maionians from a settlement near Sardis located Lydia (purple). the Mysians from Troy’s (green) surrounding territory, Phrygians (yellow) to the east of Mysians, Paphlagonia (green) northeast of Troy, Thrace (white) doorway from Asia into Europe, Maionians across the Aegean just south of Macedonia (not shown on this map), and Pelasgians original settlers of Greek islands.


We should take note that this was not a war between Europeans and Asians. At this early stage of history the peoples who spread into Europe were clustered around the Aegean Sea and fighting amongst themselves. Even much later in the first century AD when Paul was evangelizing Asia Minor this was a population of Gentiles / Europeans, not Eastern Peoples.

This is not to suggest that Christianity was sent only to Whites. In the context of this discussion, the historical pattern is that the Trojan / currently Turkish Alliance  will be composed of Eastern European peoples. Like Russia, perhaps the Baltic nations and Greece. Just a direction for the investigation to consider.

Having established that the majority of people groups were Gentile, Priam himself, as king, would likely have been descended from Phoenicians who first established a trading post colony at that spot, and Herodotus identifies him as such.

So back to the flashpoint which no-one expected to trigger a major war.

In the next generation after this [having grown larger and stronger with experience and population growth], the [Persians] say, Alexander [AKA Paris] the son of Priam having heard of these things, desired to get a wife for himself by violence from Hellas, being fully assured that he would not be compelled to give any satisfaction for this wrong, inasmuch as the Hellenes gave none for theirs. So he carried off Helen [most likely named for her national identification as cause for the ensuing war – as in “That Woman” rather than any personal name], and the Hellenes resolved to send messengers first and to demand her back with satisfaction for the rape [primarily abduction with afterwards the logical conclusion of the matter]…

If we put the post-Flood Trojan War into the biblical context of the time, we understand that these ancient peoples were primarily on a quest to

  1. restore contact with the gods through the hyper dimensional gateways built, by them, to heaven, and
  2. remake monstrous demigods through genetic manipulation.

This was not limited to Nimrod and his mother Semiramis at the Tower of Babel. Every nation that aspired to power required a hyper dimensional gateway to the stars, and a Mother of god carrying hyper dimensional genes in her ovum.

This is a far more credible explanation of Helen’s value, worth fighting a war over, as well as the critical flaw in the Greek alliance between Agamemnon and Achilles which blew up into tragedy.

What Was the Reason for the Trojan War?

Homer’s epic centers on a conflict that arose after Paris, a Trojan prince, stole Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, and wife of the Greek King Menelaus, from Sparta.

“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply [once again] on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” (Genesis 6:1-2)

Recall that Sparta was warrior society, totally devoted to war. With this in mind, Helen’s “beauty” is not what we normally imagine as a pretty face, but “fair” in the sense of a good thing for one’s purposes, in this case breeding giant fierce warriors. Sparta couldn’t let the enemy capture the equivalent of the latest Star Wars weapon.

In response, an alliance of Greeks sailed to Troy to recapture Helen and destroy the city…It proved to be no simple task, however, to besiege the high walls of the old Trojan King Priam or to subdue his fierce warrior son, Hector.

Hector was the oldest child of Trojan rulers King Priam and Queen Hecuba. His family traces their lineage to the first founders of Troy, Dardanus…the son of Zeus and Electra, [another genealogically vague nymph].

So Hector – therefore also his brother Paris – carries hyperdimensional genes. And they weren’t the only ones in the family

“Hecuba had 19 children, including Hector’s brother Prince Paris of Troy, the prophetess of Apollo Cassandra, and Princess Polyxena.” All these children could be used to breed a race of warriors but,  inbreeding degenerated the stock. Adding Helen’s fresh hyperdimensional genes would supercharge the race.

Now this makes sense as a reason for starting a war – seizing weapons of war before they proliferate.

Book I of The Iliad opens with an altercation between Agamemnon, king of kings at the helm of the Greek alliance, and Achilles. The cause of this fight was Agamemnon’s usurpation of Briseis, a beautiful maiden whom Achilles had won from the spoils of victory in battle. Agamemnon forces Achilles to forfeit her, and, as a result, Achilles refuses to continue fighting for him…

The Greek hero Achilles is a demigod himself, reputedly born from a human father and Thetis, a sea nymph. These creatures’ genealogy is hard to pin down. I am inclined to believe both her and her sons’ status was inflated in the highly competitive Social Register of the time. As detailed in the Natality Strategy, female humans with uteri are required to gestate and birth hybrids.

If I’m right, then Achilles is a 2nd generation hybrid with a human father and hybrid mother.

According to Agamemnon’s family tree, he too was the 2nd generation offspring of a god’s union with a demigoddess.

In the context of that era’s Star Wars development program, both Agamemnon’s and Achille’s lineage of demigods / giants / Nephilim / Mighty Warriors would die out, along with their fame, if they procreated with ordinary women.  If, however Briseis was a female hybrid, union with her could stock an army and win an empire for themselves like Nimrod and Semiramis.

We can at least conclude that Agmemnon’s interest in Briseis is the same as Achilles, and Paris’ in Helen – siring a line of powerful hybrid giants. And hybrid giants is exactly who make up the account as:


  1. In mythology and legend, a man, often born of one mortal and one divine parent, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.
  2. Any man noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose; especially, one who has risked or sacrificed his life.

we’re introduced to the preeminent Greek heroes of the Trojan War:

  • Ajax, a giant, mighty warrior;
  • Odysseus Laertes the king of Ithaca and later the protagonist of The Odyssey;
  • the fierce soldier called Diomedes, who receives the blessing of Athena and goes on to vanquish many Trojans.

On the Trojan side was

  • Aeneas [son of Aphrodite / Venus], protagonist of the epic, The Aeneid, and mythical founder of the Roman race.
  • Prince Hector is the powerhouse of the Trjan army…

“So terrible was that prodigious man, the safeguard of the nation, as he marched and a smile on his grim face, shaking his long spear.” —Description of Ajax entering the duel, The Iliad, Book VII

Hector and Ajax were well-matched…

Hector had been relentless in battle, and the Trojans had successfully invaded the Achaean encampment…and set fire to the Greek ships.

Seeing the conflagration, Patroclus, the dear friend of Achilles, can abstain from action no longer…

Out of the wild conflagration came Patroclus charging toward the Trojans and cutting them down left and right. When he reached Sarpedon, a son of Zeus and king of LyciaPatroclus killed him, and..drove the Trojans back to their city walls…

Hector…stabbed the young Greek in the belly with his spear, killing him on the spot…

Needless to say, Achilles was devastated…

Achilles then…meets Hector outside the walls of Troy…chased him around the city three times. Finally, he cast his spear through Hector’s neck and removed his dead body back to the Achaean encampment.

That night, Achilles hosted the funeral of Patroclus — a hero’s sendoff complete with festival games [raising the levels of human energy absorbed by the gods] and the human sacrifice of 12 Trojan princes [to transfer life power to the gods]. He defiled the corpse of Hector, but later returned it to the Trojans out of respect for the wishes of King Priam…

We learn of the city’s cruel fate from The Aeneid, in which a ten year war leads to the fall of Troy and is described at the epic’s opening. This triggers a Trojan diaspora that stretches far beyond the confines of the Aegean world.

the Greeks finally put their ships to sea….left behind only a large wooden horse before the gates…King Priam brought the horse within the gates of Troy…

In the night, the Greeks, concealed within the horse, leaped out and opened the gates for their comrades. They poured into the city, slaughtering and plundering as they went.

One of the Trojan heroes [recall this typically indicates a hybrid being]…Aeneas…was destined to lay the foundations of Rome itself...the Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid, follows the epic hero’s escape from Troy, wanderings on the sea, and landing in Latium to father a great people…

Hector…visited Aeneas in a dream…and pleaded with him to found great Troy again… refugees… gathered, prepared to follow him.

When writing the Aeneid, [Roman] Virgil (or Vergil) drew from his studies on the [Greek] Homeric epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey to help him create a national epic poem for the Roman people

Both heroes [Trojan – Roman Aeneas and Greek Odysseus] sail over the same sea, sometimes visiting the same locations and experiencing the same difficulties…

Both accounts feature strange creatures such as the Cyclops, providing insight into the pagan nations’ efforts to recreate the pre-Flood hybrids.

following the guidance of the Cumaean Sibyl, Aeneas descended into the underworld. There the epic hero…found his friends who had died in the Trojan War and the deceased Greek heroes also…his father…took him to see the spirits preparing to return to the world, and showed him the long line of his descendants to come, Romulus, Caesar, and Augustus, and the glory of Rome to be.

Be sure to catch that. Consistent with Enoch’s report, the spirits of the hybrids find no rest. When the body dies, the spirit seeks a new host body. The descendants of the hero / hybrid Aeneas are listed as Romulus, Caesar, Augustus, and so on. The rulers of the Roman Empire, in whatever iteration.

While the spirit of Aeneas lived up to his fate to found a new Troy, AKA multicultural Rome, the Western Greeks battled with the EasternPersians for control of the original Troy / Asia Minor.


The Western Greeks reclaimed the territory for about 300 years until turning it over piecemeal to Rome.

Note, the “Punic” wars are the Latin name for the “Phoenicians” – the founders of Troy as well as colonies throughout the Mediterranean. So the spirit of Aeneas regained control of all his ancestral birthright.


Political stability encouraged money lending and allowed long-distance trade to boom. Sea commerce thrived as the Roman navy under Augustus largely cleared the Mediterranean of pirates. Romans purchased luxuries…from the Far East and found markets for their [products] as far away as India and China.

The investment of imperial resources in large infrastructure projects [think oil fields] that would have been unaffordable with local resources integrated the provinces and brought further economic benefits…

“There was clearly a belief among the emperors that it was their role to facilitate the economic growth of the empire.

And Asia Minor is crucial to transportation of goods back and forth from East to West, facilitating the growth, prosperity and dominance of Western Empire.

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