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 the Liberal Arts cure disease? No. Did the Liberal Arts build suspension bridges and get us to the moon? No. Did they help defeat Hitler? Kinda but I… Continue Reading
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 longer on display so I am pleased to have the opportunity to put them on display here.
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 or written in the margins of a book or text. I do it to make notes or to express my discontent when I disagree with an author. Sometimes… Continue Reading
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 held before him by an auxiliary soldier. The legion was for the battle winning action whilst the role of the auxiliary was to enable them to win. Behind… Continue Reading
I took this photograph in 2015.