The Rest

Other thoughts …

When did Alexander die?

Right after Nicea …

A little after this (Council of Nicea), Alexander bishop of Alexandria having died, Athanasius was set over that church.

A little after? How little?

Alexander, that admirable bishop, who had successfully withstood the blasphemies of Arius, died five months…

The History that isn’t

Amazon.com sells a lot of books and it categorizes all of them. Take the history of say, the Roman army. Where would Amazon put it? In History, specifically into its Military subcategory. Easy right?

Now the history of the Church. Take The Cambridge…

Diocletian’s Gentle Exit

Retire! An emperor!

he (Diocletian) alone of all men, since the foundation of the Roman empire, voluntarily returned from so high a dignity to the condition of private life, and to an equality with the other citizens.

Why? Saw trouble brewing and…

Homer was the first Geographer

The Greeks caught the Trojan spy Dolon and made him give away the Trojan’s line of battle …

To seaward, Carians … - inland, towards Thymbra, camp the Lycians …

From the sea to Thymbra. Strabo put Thymbra south of Ilium. This line…

Visiting Achilles

The Greeks raised a tomb on the Troad to their greatest hero …

over your bones we reared a grand, noble tomb – devoted veterans all, Achaea’s combat forces – high on its jutting headland over Hellespont’s broad reach, a landmark…