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The Scope of Chaucer's Work (Notes:2)

As the title suggests, this set of notes is concerned with the scope of Chaucer’s work, what range that he was able to communicate with his literary works. 868 more words


King Arthur and the Great Courses

I just finished the course titled King Arthur: History and Legend published in 2015 by The Teaching Company as one of their Great Courses series. I thought I already knew the basic story/chronology of King Arthur and his knights, wife, court, and kingdom. 197 more words


Introduction to Chaucer's Life and World (Notes:1)

(Welcome to my first historical notation. Any post labeled “Note” is my annotation to one of The Learning Company’s “Great Courses” lecture series. Differentiation between different notations to different lecture series can be found by the tag which denotes what series each note belongs. 840 more words


A Picture and Now a Tombstone! Riot at Ephesus and A Riot at Pompeii

Update 28 July 2018.  It was announced today that a 12 ft. long tombstone, in 7 registers!,  of a gladiator was discovered at Pompeii. 779 more words

Daily Life

Emperor Worship at Herculaneum Part 2

In a previous post I shared some images and thoughts on what I believe is the only completely preserved building dedicated to the worship of Roman Emperors in the First Century A.D.  459 more words

New Testament

Emperor Worship at Herculaneum

As Christianity spread into the Roman World, one of the major, growing, cults that it faced was the worship of the ascended, deified, Roman Emperors—and eventually the worship of living Emperors.  708 more words

New Testament