Ben Bassett

Ben Bassett

Ben is a PhD candidate at an Australian university studying the Roman period in Egypt from an archaeological perspective. Ben has participated in archaeological fieldwork in Egypt and other countries

Progress and Polytheism: Could an Ethical West Exist Without Christianity?

Progress and Polytheism: Could an Ethical West Exist Without Christianity?

Dubrovnik, CroatiaImagine a Europe that resembles India. In Germany, France and England, in place of Romanesque or Gothic cathedrals stand temples devoted to a kaleidoscopic pantheon of local and state-sanctioned gods. In Italy, in place of the Renaissance duomo in the town piazza, one finds something resembling a still-complete temple

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Yes, the Romans Were Diverse—but Not in the Way We Understand It

Yes, the Romans Were Diverse—but Not in the Way We Understand It

“Neither sea nor intervening continent are bars to citizenship, nor are Asia and Europe divided in their treatment here. In your empire all paths are open to all.” – Aelius Aristides, ‘Roman Oration’. trans. Oliver. The above words, so apparently congenial to the ‘open border’ mentality of the modern Western mind,

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