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Tag Archives: Ancient History

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  • 5
    May

    2021

    Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World

    Using Coins as Sources

    We hope you have been enjoying The Cambridge Forum webinar series! A couple of weeks ago, we had a great session exploring what coins can tell us about the Classical world, featuring Dr Gilles Bransbourg,...

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  • 26
    May

    2020

    What if the Romans had Contracted Coronavirus?

    The dramatic impact of the Coronavirus has highlighted how thankfully rare pandemics are in the modern world. The Roman empire, by contrast, suffered from regular bouts of contagion, among the most deadly...

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  • 18
    May

    2020

    Pandemics Ancient and Modern

    The village of Barrington, in Cambridgeshire, presents the viewer with a quintessentially English rural scene: with its thatched cottages and village pub, and one of the best-preserved and extensive village...

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  • 14
    May

    2020

    Classics and Crisis

    In the preamble to his History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides declares that the twenty-year conflict between Athens and Sparta was a war like no other, an object lesson for humanity involving what...

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  • 14
    May

    2020

    Treading the Paths of Exile: Enduring Isolation...

    Early medieval England experienced nothing quite like the Coronavirus, although plagues and afflictions of other kinds came all too frequently. The venerable Bede (d. 735) and other contemporary writers...

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  • 13
    May

    2020

    Hoarding in Times of Corona: Thoughts on Storage,...

    Toilet paper has become the unlikely posterchild of the coronavirus. Toilet paper, and its absence. Much has been written about what seems, at first sight, an unlikely association: after all, diarrhea...

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  • 8
    May

    2020

    Perspectives on the Pandemic

    Each evening the world awaits with anxiety the new numbers John Hopkins University provides for the spread of COVID-19 around the globe. This fascination with mortality rates during an epidemic is nothing...

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