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The Importance of Teaching Late Antiquity

This year, I have taught several ancient history or archaeology courses that end in the eighth century CE instead of with the rise of Constantine or somewhere in the fourth century. 395 more words

General Reflections On Teaching

Yesterday’s Storm

Yesterday’s storm
brings tomorrow’s tides
the future shaped as it is
by the past’s follies

Yet in the present
we insist we are uninhibited
as though the fabric of time… 107 more words


A Sobering Lesson from History

Medallion of Emperor Heraclius and his son

In 610 A.D. a man named Heraclius become Emperor of Rome (they were still calling it the Roman Empire, but we remember it as the Byzantine Empire). 334 more words

Cultural Musings