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Mary Harrsch
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Attended University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon State College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Butler County Community College, Bandon K-12 Schools
Lives in Springfield, OR
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Review: Defender of Rome by Douglas Jackson
A historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Gaius Valerius Verrens has returned to Rome after surviving the brutal Boudiccan Revolt in Britain.  Although his emperor, Nero, has bestowed upon him the corona aurea , pronouncing him a hero of Rome, Val...
A historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch © 2015. Gaius Valerius Verrens has returned to Rome after surviving the brutal Boudiccan Revolt in Britain. Although his emperor, Nero, has bestowed upon him the corona aurea, pronouncing him a hero of Rome, Valerius finds Nero's court filled with ...
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Did Claudius die accidentally of poison mushrooms or marital treachery?
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Bust of the Roman Emperor Claudius Photographed at the Museo Archaeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy by Mary Harrsch © 2007 Note: This is a crosspost of an article originally posted to my other h...
Note: This is a crosspost of an article originally posted to my other historical blog "History's Medical Mysteries". "He ate and drank in excess regularly, rarely leaving his dining room until he was "stuffed and soaked". This caused him to gain considerable weight in later years and produced ...
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Feasts, Dancing and Tournaments Draw Medieval History Enthusiasts
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 The Middle Ages has attracted a lot of history enthusiasts and over 30,000 have gone on to relive this vibrant historical period by joining the Society for Creative Anachronism ,  an international organizat...
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Review: Hero of Rome by Douglas Jackson
A historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 When I first met Gaius Valerius Verrens in the opening chapters of "Hero of Rome" by Scottish author Douglas Jackson , he was leading his cohort into a Silurian hill fort bristling with Celtic spears on a ...
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Review: The Iron Hand of Mars by Lindsey Davis
A historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 I first listened to an unabridged version of Lindsey Davis' " Iron Hand of Mars " back in 2005 and wrote an article about the historical context then. But, I've incorporated and rewritten much of that info...
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Review: The Seven Wonders by Steven Saylor
An historical fiction review by Mary Harrsch  © 2014 I know Steven Saylor 's " The Seven Wonders " came out in 2013 but my "to-read" stack has gotten so tall, I am a bit overwhelmed and only just now finally got a chance to read it.  (Listen to it actually,...
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Review: Knight of Jerusalem by Helena Schrader
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2014 Although most of my reviews focus on books about the ancient world, I couldn't resist accepting a review copy of Knight of Jerusalem , about Balian d' Ibelin , the famous defender of Jerusalem, from author ...
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Typhus, Typhoid Fever or Avian Influenza? What plague killed the father of the Parthenon?
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 Portrait of Pericles 1st century BCE Roman copy of 5th century BCE Greek original from Lesbos .  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Note: this is a crosspost from one of my other history blogs, History's M...
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Portrait of Pericles 1st century BCE Roman copy of 5th century BCE Greek original from Lesbos.  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Note: this is a crosspost from one of my ot...
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Fluorosis a problem in ancient Palmyra and Herculaneum
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2015 The great archway leading to the grand collonade in Roman Palmyra.  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons . Note: This is a crosspost from my blog " History's Medical Mysteries ". A study suggests Palmyra 's ...
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Very informative video!  As for the smell, though, urine treatment was relatively early in the cleaning process and followed by immersion in rinsing solutions with clay compounds so I doubt if any of the residual ammonia smell remained.
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Thank you Mary.  I think that is a very good point.
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Reading between the lines of The Hunger Games
A science fiction review by Mary Harrsch  © 2012  Several days ago I
watched a brief interview with Donald Sutherland who played the subtly sinister President Snow in " The Hunger Games ". Apparently, Sutherland agreed to be cast in the role despite the...
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Review: Nox Dormienda by Kelli Stanley
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2008 This is a cross post from my "Books of the Ancient World" blog.  One of the members of the Ancient Roman Reading Group up on Facebook asked about this book today so I updated my review and cross posted it h...
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photographer, writer, editor, software designer, database solutions designer, website designer
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photographer, writer, editor, software design, database solutions designer, website designer
Employment
  • Self - Freelance
    Writer/Photographer, 2008 - present
  • University of Oregon
    Director of Network and Information Systems, 1988 - 2009
  • Ron Sticka, Attorney
    case analyst, 1988 - 1989
  • Restaurant Management Company
    asst to the VP, Grandy's Division, 1985 - 1988
  • Last Frontier Ranch
    Owner, 1978 - 1984
  • Burns Times-Herald
    Photojournalist, 1979 - 1982
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Springfield, OR
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Bandon, OR - Burns, OR - Wichita, KS - San Diego, CA - 29 Palms, CA
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"What we do in life echoes through eternity"
Introduction
I am passionate about technology, education and history, particularly ancient history.  I am constantly exploring ways to use technology to enhance the learning environment and am particularly ecstatic when I can develop a technology to advance the study of ancient history.Follow me on Twitter!  Comments or Questions:  mharrsch@uoregon.edu
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Member of the Emerald Photographic Society and Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest
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  • University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon State College, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Butler County Community College, Bandon K-12 Schools
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Maiden Name: Mary Lou Turner