This is one of those stories about the classical world which starts with assumptions, and ends with them being shaken up as the result of one simple discovery.
Three children who died too young: what can they tell us about how we frame and then answer our questions about the past?
This is a story of illness and magic from the fourth century CE. Even though Constantine had converted the Roman Empire to Christianity, paganism didn’t just lie down and die. One of the most famous pagan intellectuals was Libanius, a distinguished orator who taught rhetoric to famous Christian figures such as Basil the Great and… Continue reading The Chameleon in the Classroom