Real short update this week folks. Life has opted to intervene (as it does) and to do so on its own schedule (as it will) so there won’t be a blog post this week. We should be back to the normal schedule next week – I have a couple of posts in drafts (one on the recent The Great War: Western Front and another on the structure of academic ranks at US universities) so one of those should appear on schedule next week.
In the mean time, if you are still looking for content to binge, consider checking out the links on the latest Pasts Imperfect and especially if you haven’t already been listening, check out the excellent Partial Historians podcast covering the early history of Rome. I really can’t recommend the Partial Historians enough, it’s a great podcast that moves through our ancient sources at a pretty high degree of zoom, which is a great way to get a sense not just of what historians think happened, but on our sources and why we think that about them. It does that job at a really high degree of granularity, moving chapter by chapter comparing different sources for early Rome, which is both fascinating but also a great lesson in source criticism and analysis. Do check it out!
Also if you are just missing the sound of my voice – well, that’s odd, given that this is a written format – but I have been on a few podcasts lately. In particular, I talked about the Roman military system of the Middle Republic on the Hellenistic Age Podcast and I talked about The Great War: Western Front on the Three Moves Ahead podcast.
Until next week!