Saturday, April 01, 2006

Ancient Civilizations -- the last two lectures

There are no online lecture notes for the last two lectures in Ancient Civilizations. That's because I have written an entire Overview of Late Antiquity, which has been published on the web for the last decade. Class members who want to prepare for lecture should have a look here. The relevant chapters for the upcoming class meetings are chapters 2 and 3, but there's more if you get interested.

The silly illustration is the label of beer made by the Milton Brewery, a British company that makes an "Imperator" range of beers. They claim that this particular beer won a big prize in 2002:

Considering who it's named after, perhaps we should be skeptical. After all, the picture they use is of a broken colossal statue of Constantine made at C's own orders, a statue 8 feet tall. Big talk of being "supreme champion" has always been part of the imperial bag of tricks.

On the other hand if Milton wants to send me a sample, I'm more than willing to give it a fair try.

1 Comments:

Blogger Another Damned Medievalist said...

Tiberius, Claudius and Nero are more to my liking, I think ...

4:22 PM  

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