I think anyone involved in the Humanities is haunted by that suspicion that the Liberal Arts need defending and sometimes the case seems hard to make. Did… Read more “In Defence of the Liberal Arse, I mean Arts! Arts! In defense of the Liberal Arts”
I’ve been posting about Trojans Column and illuminating it with some interesting images. These images are a record of the freise at Lunt Roman Fort. They are no… Read more “Trajan’s Column”
I have been posting a lot about marginalia for two reasons; first I love it and second, there is so much of it. Marginalia is literally drawn… Read more “Medieval Marginalia: Confounding Prejudice about Medievals”
In this image we see the Roman Army engaged in a battle (to the left). As the heavy infantry engage the Dacians the Emperor “interviews” a prisoner… Read more “Roman Army At War”
I took this photograph in 2015.
This is one of the fascinating scenes from Trajans Column in Rome. It shows an Auxillary soldier holding a head in his mouth. What it suggests is… Read more “Cultic Behaviour in the Roman Army; Head Hunting”
There is no game like an old game. Fox and Geese is a Medieval game which fell out of favour in the Tudor period but still holds… Read more “Ancient Games: Kings Table and Fox and Geese”
I have been interested in TS Eliot for a long time and finally decided to start reading his books seriously. He was of course a genius whose… Read more “What am I reading? York Notes to the Wasteland”