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The ancients and meteors

The ancients and meteors

There are all sorts of cyclical events that ancient peoples are thought to be interested in, solstices, lunar cycles and eclipses. What rarely seems to get attention are meteor showers. It might seem odd, they’re annual, happening at the same point in the...
Time as an anachronism

Time as an anachronism

I’m writing up a paper, and because it’s one I haven’t actually finished yet I quite like it. It ties up some loose ends with project. It also adds something new to ancient politics without having to contradict a lot of people. It’s been going...

Interdisciplinarity and peer-review

Texas State University researchers following the soggy footsteps of Caesar. Tony Keen has been casting a critical eye over the recent ancient astronomy stories which have been making the headlines recently. I half disagree with him, but I think he asks serious...