Monthly Archives: August 2018

P for Porphyry

This gallery contains 27 photos.

Whilst perusing porphyry sculptures serendipity supplied some surprises. Advertisements

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S for Sculpture

This gallery contains 21 photos.

A sideways shufty at Roman sculpture suggests things aren’t all they should be.

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A for Augustus

This gallery contains 27 photos.

Taking a sideways look at the historical narrative encompassing the death of the Roman Republic and it’s subsequent resurrection as the Roman Empire highlights some curious characters and discordant data.

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L for Leaguestone

This gallery contains 8 photos.

Deciphering Latin texts includes the seraphic skill of sourcing missing letters and words.

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Making Mountains into Molehills

This gallery contains 7 photos.

A diversionary [and defensive] tactic deployed during debates is to claim your opponent is over-reacting and [metaphorically] “making a mountain out of a molehill”.

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M for Marcus

This gallery contains 30 photos.

Applying the Sagan Standard to Roman History means: Extraordinary Roman Narratives require Extraordinary Roman Evidence. The Sagan standard is an aphorism that asserts that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence“.

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E for Epigraphy

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The interpretation of inscriptions has a very long history. Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing … Continue reading

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