Herman: "In short, What is Divine about Divine Law pinpoints a series of conceptions available to later thinkers who sought to navigate divergent perspectives on the nature of revealed and rational law. Some texts adopt the claims of revealed law’s alleged rationality wholeheartedly, knowingly espousing earlier models of divine law, while others seem to back into Greco-Roman conclusions about divine law only accidentally."
Articles and News
- Muriel Debie talks Syriac sources for the Sasanian and Arab-Muslim seventh century CE.
- Stunning image resource for Qusayr Amra and more at the Manar al-Athar project.
- Maimonides’ autograph of his commentary on Mishnah online.
- Oxford University Press publishing a graphic novel of the Life of Perpetua (no, not that Liz Clark!).
- Why name weapons? Sarah Bond explores in this week's column.
- Over at Black Perspectives, David Withun provides an accessible introduction to African American engagement with Classics.
- Sparkling review of Lily Vuong and N. DesRosiers’ edited volume on ancient religious competition.
- Reading meaning from the now-redundant material characteristics of objects (skeuomorphs).
- On the highly selective genre that is the high school (or undergraduate) history curriculum.