Spoopy : Best video ive watched on this subject
Richard S. : Love this topic, so happy you cover’d it!
Arthur Brogden : Amazon Kindle has a really good treatise/survey available for just 4.99$ Titled “The Roman Empire and The Silk Routes” by Raoul MacLaughlin. There were at least TWO formal missions originating from the Roman end. The first during Nero’s reign in 69-70 AD went overland. The second as mentioned was by Marcus Aurelius in 163-67 AD and traveled by boat. The latter expedition was pretty much a bust. The party’s gifts had been lost or stolen along the way and to add insult to injury…. The Roman’s were dismayed at finding richly attired and well ensconced Parthian Nobles as part of the Imperial Court. The Chinese were rather dismissive of the Roman Embassy because of the low status gifts they presented; and of course the Parthians had no doubt poisoned the diplomatic well in any event. Still other Roman merchants arrived from time to time for the next 300 years. The problem was the trip was two years one way by sea as the travel was subject to catching the favorable monsoons. They, the Romans had to travel to Egypt, no small distance; then down to the mouth of the Red Sea; then across to India… then wait for the monsoons again to travel to down and around the Malay Peninsula… and finally all the way up and into the S China Sea. All told it’s a touch over 7500 miles and then they had to go inland another 600 miles to the Chinese capitol. All that a thousand years BEFORE Marco Polo. You gotta be tough determined SOB and lucky, very lucky to get not just there… but then turn around and head back. Five years later you return and everything’s changed… New Emperor, new dynasty who may have decided you’re dead and seized your lands etc. Or worse, you get all the way back with your trade goods to the coast of Sicily and get jumped by pirates. LOL.
James Cashis Banks : Idk about all that b.s tho about em being two of the greatest ancient empires….y’all might need to go back further Nd do more proper research period bcuz I’m not buying what y’all trying to sell.
TheReal Mexican American : Parthia feared the connection of the two great civilizations. Probably feared a double team against them.
augnkn93043 : The Chinese always despised the non-Chinese and called them barbarians and hated them and were disrespectful.
Andrew Eugenicos : “At the time known to westerners as the Byzantine Empire.” My friend, the term ‘Byzantine’ is a modern term invented by historians to distinguish the Eastern Roman Empire post 5th Century AD to the Roman Empire pre 5th Century AD. The westerners at the time of the Middle Ages as well as the so-called ‘Byzantines’ called the people of the Empire Romans (Ρωμιοί) and the Empire Roman (Ρωμαϊκή).
Greek virgin : Rome also knew about payment for hookers
eric cloud : Just discovered your channel and I’ve already subscribed! Love history and therefore your channel. Keep up the amazing historical video’s
Killer kraut : i hase heard there was a conflict betwen china and the greeks .
Rich M : It is ironic how long we westerners have been trading with the Far East. I watched. A video a while back about the romans trying to figure out how silk was made thinking it was from a tree instead of a worm. That was the real secret!
hfut Chen : Rome was called 大秦 (Great Qin) by ancient Chinese.
5syu blackbird : Could you do a video on Chinese History? That would be pretty interesting considering how long and messy it is.
Thomas Bingel : Very recommendable
Lucas Campos : This channel is so good.
Josh Stephens : Loved the video. Not sure, however, if labelling Virgil as an historian is quite accurate. Certainly, poetry is what he’s famous for.
marc collins : Your videos are all full of inaccuracies, especially the ones on Rome. Your voice is too monotone. You use photographs that have nothing to do with the topic. I put on one of your longer videos as it puts me to sleep. I would be most anxious to know your educational background and what degrees , if any, you have. Hahaha
Marcos Toledo : I have read of a Roman delegation reaching China when Hadrian was emperor of Rome. And that some of the vict
sleazymeezy : Yo, this is pretty cool. I’ve been really into my classics after finding historia civilia, and this is one of the subsequent channels I’ve binge watched. The hour long doco on to me had info I handed heard elsewhere (:
Moddie Cannon : Amazing… I was literally thinking about this topic the other day and here you go Keep doing your thing bro!
Polandball Historian : *_THE OTHER CHINA???_* wow… if only they gave us that same respect TODAY…
InfernoSlayer : Awesome video, it’s amazing to learn about these things you don’t hear about
craig me : I cant believe so few people have watched this.
CarrowMind : I sure am fired up to learn something today, boss!