Friday, March 17, 2017
Hodgepodge 138/365 – Things I Didn’t Know Before (3/16/17)
I might mention—and again, I did not know this before—that the Hellenistic period is divided into three parts: the Greek, the Roman, and, after Christianity took over, the Byzantine. What the heck are the Romans and Byzantines doing in the Hellenistic period? This blows my mind.
I don’t even know all that much about American history, and ours is only a few hundred years old, never mind a couple thousand. I really don’t know much about the history of the Middle East, or of Europe, or of . . . very much at all. The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.
But then too, the more you learn, the more you know, even if it’s tiny dribbles. I am learning a lot here. I hope I can remember some of it. Writing it down helps.
Today’s personages: Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea, who lived in the great palace at Caesareum; and Elijah, whom Avsha mentioned in passing as being associated with Mt. Carmel, which we drove up and over today, and down into Haifa. I will have to find out his connection to that place. When I have wifi again.