Incitatus wrote:Where would you place: Julius Caesar, Boadicea, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, Constantine and Alaric the Barbarian?
I love Boadicea.
She's my role-model, actually. I think classifying her would be rather difficult, given the scarcity of material about her (and more specifically, her personality). I'm not even sure you could say whether or not she was an I or an E. She certainly had tactical and strategic intelligence, which would put her in the experiencer or conceptualizer categories. However, reading over the experiencer sub-types, I don't see any that jump out at me as good possibilities, except for, perhaps, the ISTP.
She could've been an ENTJ (though I hope not because they're my least favorite type!). She might have been an INTJ, even. It's very difficult to say, imo, given that she was forced into her circumstances by severe persecution and personal tragedy.
(As an INTP, I wouldn't normally seek out confrontational situations; however, if someone killed my husband and then raped my two daughters while I was watching I'd be ready to kick
a** and could imagine myself, if I had the means, planning as spectacular of an attack as I could plan on my enemies. I think this would apply to most types.)
That being said, I could also see her as an ENFP or an INFJ.
I'm also interested in de-Christianising Hollywood History. Modern Epics arn't so bad, but the old 50's ones seem rather biased, often with faultless Christian characters and deplorable pagans. I don't mean I'll reinterpret history to criticise Christians, I'll simply try and keep it accurate to the historical sources.
That would be fine, but I would humbly ask that you not go too far the other way either. By which I mean, please don't forget that much of Europe was actually
Christian, and that not all of those Christians were evil brutes intent on making everyone kneel before them.
(It's a major beef of mine. Take the recent King Arthur
movie for example. I liked the fact that they portrayed the non-Christians as compassionate, decent, real
people, with their own somewhat decent system of ethics and such. However, I didn't appreciate the very definite anti-Christian bias of the movie. Let's make all the Christians corrupt, evil, brutal torturers, with no sense of decency or compassion, bent on controlling the minds and actions of everyone everywhere. Death to free-thinking and equality! Conform or be tortured or exiled! Etc.
Edit for incredibly funny typo.