The aqueduct. The roads. An enforced peace to allow a young faith to spread.
In the midst of a procession of well-known stories is an image marking what's been forgotten. That's most of history, isn't it?
Emily Wilson offers a carefully balanced narrative of Seneca's life that is derived, as it must be, from partial and often contradictory sources.
The "Fall of Rome...is not a historical event; it's more akin to a theological idea." So proclaims Douglas Boin, sacking the understanding of early Christian identity that has prevailed since at least the second century.