Macedonian Madness

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A leisurely rummage through the history of Roman Victory Titles reveals some very unexpected curiosities when serendipity intervenes. Advertisements

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Gunnar Heinsohn – Gothic Wars

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For almost 200 years of Late Antiquity, our textbooks show Roman wars against Goths and Huns and/or Avars from Pannonia, with the names of important personalities repeating themselves between the 450s and the 640s CE and a plague epidemic ravaging … Continue reading

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Calendars and the Level of the Nile

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Isaac Newton claimed in 1676 that he had “seen further” by “standing on the shoulders of giants”. Since then academia has institutionalised this Newtonian approach to knowledge building. Unfortunately, this Newtonian technique is fatally flawed because “giants” only exist in … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson on Climate Change

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A Cambridge Union questioner asks Jordan Peterson whether humanity might finally discover its “global map of meaning” by uniting to combat Climate Change.

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The Retreat of the Gangotri Glacier

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If you’ve come to recognise that the future projections of modern climate science are alarmist pseudo-science then it should come as no surprise that the historical hindcasts conjured up by climate science are also pitiful pseudo-science.

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Monte Rosa and the Comets

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Modelling the real world is a very real challenge. Relying upon any real world model is inherently risky because mathematical models can be more magical than meaningful. This is especially true in the Earth Sciences.

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Pb for Lead

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The mainstream attempt to combine the Settled Science of Lead Pollution in Greenland Ice Cores with the Settled History of the Roman Era is a very revealing train wreck.

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N for Numeral

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The history of Latin Numerals is a surprisingly controversial subject primarily because the Etruscan roots of Latin Numerals are cast in stone in Scotland.

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The Great Splice

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Sometimes it’s difficult to avoid concluding the historical narrative has been spliced and diced to create a desired happy ending.

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Shaping The Saxon Shore

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The histories of Britain and France are closely coupled because Britain was once part of Europe. Understanding their histories requires an appreciation of when Britain separated from Europe.

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Shaping Roman Scotland

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Roman forts reflect the geological changes that have shaped Scotland and Scottish history.

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B for Bikini

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Although experts prefer to avoid authenticity arguments there comes a point when even casual observers wonder: Did Roman Men really wear Tights? Did Roman Women really wear Bikinis?

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E for Elephant

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Roman History has – just like an elephant – wrinkles. But – unlike an elephant – Roman History forgets and fudges it’s embarrassing blemishes.

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Gunnar Heinsohn: First Augustus – Antony or Octavian?

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Gunnar Heinsohn 10 September 2018 First Augustus: Antony or Octavian?

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Clark Whelton: Double Interment

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William Shakespeare was 17 when, in 1580, the eminent French philosopher and essayist Michel de Montaigne passed through the Aurelian walls via the Porta del Popolo and entered the city of Rome.

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R for Rome

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The layers of debris and dirt that smothered Ancient Rome have a tale to tell. Whether that tale agrees with the official narrative is another story altogether.

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C for Colossal

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The remaining body parts of the Colossus of Constantine are an enduring reminder that students are taught to ignore truly colossal levels of Cogitative Dissonance.

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F for Fake

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The Farnese Atlas is a remarkable sculpture associated with even more remarkable claims.

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Gunnar Heinsohn: Diocletian: Ingenious or Insane?

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Diocletian: Ingenious or Insane? The Simultaneity of Principate and “Dominate”

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P for Porphyry

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Whilst perusing porphyry sculptures serendipity supplied some surprises.

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