Category Archives: Roman Chronology

Fiery Trigons: 1st Millennium Diagnosis

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Can Johannes Kepler’s esoteric astrology provide 1st millennium insights? Advertisements

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The Roman Empire In Three Acts

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The Roman Empire narrative is best understood as a theatrical production.

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Roads to Rome

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To understand why Roads Lead To Rome it’s important to understand what happened when the level of the Mediterranean Sea dropped precipitously.

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Spinning Southern Africa

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The gradualist assumptions underpinning the Earth Sciences come into sharp focus when the geomagnetic history of Southern Africa is taken for a spin.

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P for Pederasty

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When reviewing ancient artefacts it’s useful to remember the ancient pederastic iconography associated with bearded and clean shaven men.

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Iceland’s Ice

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It’s not hard to guess that Iceland is icy. The clue, after all, is in the name. But guessing the age of Iceland’s ice is more challenging.

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Plague of Justinian

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One of life’s truisms is: You can’t have your cake and eat it.

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G for Gothicus

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In theory: Inscribed “Gothicus” Victory Titles should be fairly rare before 337 AD.

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Macedonian Madness

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

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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 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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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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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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P for Porphyry

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Whilst perusing porphyry sculptures serendipity supplied some surprises.

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A for Augustus

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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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M for Marcus

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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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