Daily Archives: April 28, 2020

On Cold Cases And Plague Victims

For those who are not aware [1], I am a particular fan of Genetic Genealogy.  Like many people, I greatly enjoy finding out my relationship with such obscure people as a 1360 Netherlands Plague Victim, and finding out that quite … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slaves And Slavery In Ancient Rome

Slaves And Slavery In Ancient Rome, by Zvi Yavetz What is it that you think of when you think of slavery in ancient Rome?  There are admittedly several angles that you could think of, but in judging this book it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Slavery And Modern Ideology

Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, by M.I. Finley While this book does contain a lot of information about both ancient slavery and modern ideology, it regrettably contains more information than one would want about the latter and not as much … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slavery In Ancient Greece

Slavery In Ancient Greece, by Yvon Garlan, translated by Janet Lloyd In reading a book like this you have to be really cautious about the sort of message it presents.  The author clearly has a perspective, and all too often … Continue reading

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