Here I am, an old man in a dry month,
Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.
I was neither at the hot gates
Nor fought in the warm rain
Nor knee deep in the salt marsh, heaving a cutlass,
Bitten by […] Continue Reading…
• The main subject of Book Six is the Battle of Marathon in 490, when the Athenians defeated a Persian naval invasion. Marathon is some 26 miles from Athens and yes, it is the inspiration for that particular race today. […] Continue Reading…
It is with pleasure that the Reinhardt history program announces the induction of four new members to our chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the honor society for students of history.
Dr. Jonathan Good, Ivonne Ramirez-Perez, Luke […] Continue Reading…
From The Vintage News:
The Ancient Greeks and Romans didn’t wear pants because they found them ridiculous and considered them to be barbarous garments
Anyone who has watched the social, political and religious satire movie, Life of Brian probably remembers the […] Continue Reading…
Just discovered this interesting tidbit from the March 2016 Atlantic:
Off With Their Beards!
A very short book excerpt:
The revolution that ended the reign of beards occurred on September 30, 331 b.c., as Alexander the Great prepared for a decisive showdown […] Continue Reading…
I have just discovered that the other chuckle brother died this week:
Martin McGuinness, IRA chief of staff turned Sinn Féin politician
Martin McGuinness, who has died from a rare heart condition aged 66, was with Gerry Adams the dominant figure in […] Continue Reading…
From the anonymous fourteenth-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Fit I, lines 136-150, trans. Bernard O’Donoghue):
a monstrous apparition strode in the door,
one of the tallest creatures in the whole of the earth.
So square and powerful from neck to waist,
his […] Continue Reading…
I enjoyed Susan Naylor’s farewell concert at Flint Hall in the Falany Performing Arts Center yesterday. Susan has been on the Reinhardt faculty since 1975 and retires at the end of this academic year.
Another one from Tom MacMaster:
While we are remembering Saint Patrick today, let us not forget all the other many thousands who were also enslaved by the Irish.
From Tim Folger in Smithsonian.com, an interesting article about a new theory on the fate of Greenland’s Viking community:
Archaeologists once assumed that the Norse in Greenland were primarily farmers who did some hunting on the side. Now it seems clear that […] Continue Reading…