The Blue Collar Classicist
I dont know if you would be the correct person to ask, but do you know why Christians were spared during the final take over of Rome? If you don't know, refer me to someone who does?
Anonymous

If you’re referring to the takeover of Rome under Odoacer, than you really must visit the works of Peter R.L. Brown for in depth consideration, or Thomas Cahil for light reading. The way I understand it, ecumenical and ascetic missionaries had been in and out of barbarian societies for centuries, causing a sense of reverence for men of faith. It is safe to say there was at least a superstition against shedding their blood.

I’m of the camp that says that Rome didn’t fall until the East fell. 

Good luck with your reading!


vietnamization:
A lone Russian violinist atop a tank in the First World War, c. unknown

vietnamization:

A lone Russian violinist atop a tank in the First World War, c. unknown

oldrussia:

1946

oldrussia:

1946

captaintoria:

Natural History Museum by michael_d_beckwith on Flickr.
fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Here is a plate from the Research Design in Nature series from 1929. We digitize prints and other materials from the library collection.
© The Field Museum, GN90798d_RDN051.
Take the Illinois Central to Field Museum color poster of a Great Anteater with the Field Museum in the background. Take The Illinois Central to the Field Museum advertisement Vol2 PL 48 Plates from Research Design in Nature, a publication by Field Museum Press by John Gilbert Wilkins from the Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1925.
scanned print
1929 

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Here is a plate from the Research Design in Nature series from 1929. We digitize prints and other materials from the library collection.

© The Field Museum, GN90798d_RDN051.

Take the Illinois Central to Field Museum color poster of a Great Anteater with the Field Museum in the background. Take The Illinois Central to the Field Museum advertisement Vol2 PL 48 Plates from Research Design in Nature, a publication by Field Museum Press by John Gilbert Wilkins from the Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1925.

scanned print

1929 

weirdvintage:

Soccer team of British soldiers with gas masks, somewhere in Northern France during World War I, 1916 (via Retronaut)

weirdvintage:

Soccer team of British soldiers with gas masks, somewhere in Northern France during World War I, 1916 (via Retronaut)

indypendenthistory:

Two Russian workers eating black bread and soup at a table in front of a wall covered with propaganda posters, Magnitogorsk, 1931 by Margaret Bourke-White
(via http://benatlas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/a5c97604a4c19ad7_large.jpg)

indypendenthistory:

Two Russian workers eating black bread and soup at a table in front of a wall covered with propaganda posters, Magnitogorsk, 1931 by Margaret Bourke-White

(via http://benatlas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/a5c97604a4c19ad7_large.jpg)

1910-again:

dame-de-pique:

John Dillwyn Llewelyn

John Dillwyn Llewelyn, The Moon, c.1854

1910-again:

dame-de-pique:

John Dillwyn Llewelyn

John Dillwyn Llewelyn, The Moon, c.1854

nprfreshair:

Spring Equinox in Chicago by nixerkg 

nprfreshair:

Spring Equinox in Chicago by nixerkg 

336bc:

Belka (Squirrel) and Strelka (Arrow), Soviet space dogs, 1960

336bc:

Belka (Squirrel) and Strelka (Arrow), Soviet space dogs, 1960

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by night

"When the night comes, the starry sky reflects on its surface like in a mirror, and you have the feeling of being in space."

ancientart:

Roman wall paintings from an imperial villa at Boscotrecase.

The first shows a landscape on a black background, and the second, supports with entablature also on a black background. Both are frescos and date to the last decade of the 1st century BCE.

The details of these frescos are a bit hard to see but definitely worth checking out (especially the second one). You can do this here for the first fresco, and here for the second.

Courtesy & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections. Accession Numbers: 20.192.10 & 20.192.5.

demons:

French grenadiers on the Marne, c. 1917

demons:

French grenadiers on the Marne, c. 1917

Sufjan Stevens - The Henney Buggy Band
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dailysufjan:

The Henney Buggy Band