Book Note! H.A. Drake, A Century of Miracles: Christians, Pagans, Jews, and the Supernatural, 312-410 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)
Morris: “Framing his book with the two great miracles of Constantine and Theodosius, Drake attempts to tease out exactly how this discourse functioned in late antiquity, especially for Christians. Drake argues that imperial miracles provided Christians a way of interpreting and understanding their new socio-political standing. But in the course of arguing this thesis Drake touches on several issues relevant to the study of late antiquity more broadly.”
Book Note, the Second! Donna Zuckerberg, Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018)
Bond: “The book is organized into four chapters with an introduction and conclusion focused on issues of sexual violence; Red Pill perceptions of “female privilege”; the modern manipulation of Stoicism as a masculine philosophy; the use of Ovid by pickup artists; and the obsession with false rape allegations perpetuated within many Red Pill communities. While the book does supply quotes from classical texts, the focus is on reconstructing and discerning a modern methodology. The value in these chapters is ultimately to show the consistent methods of marginalization and manipulation in a small but loud online community.”
Articles and News
Tony Burke begins a series of posts on the eagerly-awaited second volume of More Noncanonical Scriptures.
More than 9600 photographs in the Everett Ferguson collection made freely available thanks to ACU Library.
Stellar piece at the Journal for the History of Ideas Blog dealing with encyclopedism and material assemblage.
Fall newsletter from the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies now available online.
Manar al-Athar treats us to photographs and history of the Nubian Tomb of Penniut.
The Montecassino manuscript of Isidore of Seville’s Etymologies now online.
New research project launches at the Max Planck Institute tackling Byzantine responsiveness to environmental challenges.
On the importance of studying the Bible for understanding the American Founding Fathers.
Lots of Canon Tables in the Armenia special exhibit at the Met. Here are a few of them. pic.twitter.com/75ZlruRFsu— Matthew R. Crawford (@mattrcrawford) 7 October 2018