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SK in SK: A History of South Korea

I had read Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea before I ever went to East Asia, but my travels around South Korea definitely deepened and solidified my knowledge and understanding of Korean history. 931 more words


Something you may not know

Editions of primary texts in ancient history, particularly quite old editions, are often written entirely in the language concerned. The introduction, the footnotes, the index, the bibliography, even the editors’ names are Latinised. 226 more words

Ancient History

Fog on the Weser: Arminius and Blondie on the Future of Europe

Contemporary politics may not often crop up amid the (digital) pages Res Gerendae, but assuming the reader occasionally consults other news sources, they will hopefully be aware that recently there was a General Election. 1,493 more words


The Hopewell Shaman Bear

© 2015 B. L. Freeborn

The Hopewell Shaman Bear is located in the Ohio History Museum in Columbus, Ohio. This magnificent piece of art was found in Newark, Ohio in the extensive earthworks there. 832 more words

Ancient History

A Day of Fire by Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Kate Quinn, Vicky Alvear Shecter

Like most people, I suppose, I’ve always been alternately fascinated and horrified by the death and destruction meted out when Vesuvius erupted in year 79 A.D.   153 more words

Book Review

Summer Reading Soirée & Seneca!

Dear Readers,

On Saturday, June 27th I’ll be holding my annual Summer Reading Soirée! 

The theme will be “Summer Reading”–exploring the world of children’s picture books, folk and fairy tales, and best picks for family read-alouds.  685 more words

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