Monday, December 18, 2006

B.C.E. ???

My favorite historian used this term. I don't really object but who decides these things?

The context was immediate:

This catchy sobriquet, however, is only a new name for something very old. In fact, radical transformations in military practice have marked Western history at least since Sparta and Athens squared off in the Peloponnesian war in the 5th century B.C.E.

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