Sunday, January 12, 2014
Theodosius I: A Most Evil Man
Reblogged from The Edithorial: The Man Who Abolished Classics
Everyone interested in history or Classics needs to be able to drop the name ‘Theodosius I.’ It’s the 1,667th anniversary of his birth today, but I’ve been meaning to share my grudge against him for a while. If we want to identify an individual responsible for abolishing pagan antiquity, Theodosius is a prime candidate. His portrait needs to glower at the reader from the last page of any history of the classical world. . . . . . .