Third Eye Blind: The Cyclops in Late Antiquity

Born around the year 490 CE in the city of Philadelphia, John the Lydian had a lot to say about Roman corruption and civil servants. His book, On the Magistracies of the Roman State, provides insight into the sausage factory that was late antique bureaucracy. Though living in Constantinople at the time, he addressed a story from his hometown (3.59): … More Third Eye Blind: The Cyclops in Late Antiquity

Follow Me: Courtesan Sandals, Shoemakers, and Ephemeral Epigraphic Landscapes

  One of the tough things about reconstructing epigraphic landscapes, is that so much of it is now gone. Whether it be graffiti, painted inscriptions, or just waxen etchings, most of the inscriptions that populated the ancient world are now lost. Today I want to explore just a bit of this ephemeral epigraphic landscape, and hopefully … More Follow Me: Courtesan Sandals, Shoemakers, and Ephemeral Epigraphic Landscapes