All posts tagged "ancient history"
Daughter of Heaven by Nigel CawthorneJune 21, 2022
In a shocking and vaguely incestuous move, she seduced T’ai-tsung’s son, the Emperor Kao-tsung, and from...
Notes from Italy: Romulus and NeighborsJune 17, 2022
The next time you go to Rome, take a half-day to go to Pomezia, just south...
A Talk With Cullen Murphy, Author of Are We Rome?June 9, 2022
"That said, the thinking that lay behind the invasion of Iraq—the notion that we could transform...
Book Review: Myths from Mesopotamia by Stephanie DalleyOctober 23, 2021
I asked them why they, unannounced, wished to meet with the director and they told me...
Art Review: Transition to Christianity, Onassis Cultural Center, New York CityAugust 16, 2021
After Christianity was recognized as the official state religion of the Roman Empire in 380, a...
Book Review: The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean by David AbulafiaAugust 2, 2021
David Abulafia’s new book about the Mediterranean Sea, The Great Sea, has everything a major work...
Book Review: Carthage Must Be Destroyed by Richard MilesJuly 11, 2021
Carthage, however, was not merely conquered by Rome. As the title of Miles' book asserts, Carthage...
Book Review: Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great’s Empire by Robin WaterfieldSeptember 26, 2020
It did not take long before most of the Diadochi were gripped by a lust for...
Book Review: Cleopatra: A Biography by Duane W. RollerJuly 16, 2020
Pity Duane W. Roller, author of Cleopatra: A Biography. I can just imagine the initial conversation...