Saturday, September 19, 2009
For my students (it’s nice to be missed!)
I’ll help you when I get back. In the meantime, here I am at the Ancient Lydian, then Greek, then Roman, then Byzantine site of Pergamon (about 300BCE to 300CE). This is the Acropolis on the hill, Hadrian’s Library. Germans archeologists have reconstructed a few of the columns, but carted off most of the decoration in the early 20th century. Still, it’s pretty amazing.
I’m going to put photos I took into my lectures of Greece and Roman Empires, and it will make much more sense. Plus you'll hear the funny stories of getting here…
There are some benefits of having a well-traveled doll as your teacher!