Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Mary Harrsch
218 followers -
"What we do in life echoes through eternity"
"What we do in life echoes through eternity"

218 followers
About
Mary's posts

Post has attachment
Concussion and PTSD in the Ancient World
The Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus depicting Roman conquest of Barbarians, 2nd - 3rd century CE.  Photographed at the  Palazzo Altemps, Museo Nazionale Romano, in Rome Italy by Mary Harrsch. After I suggested in my review of "Semper Fidelis  that the antagonis...

Post has attachment
Review: Arrows of Fury by Anthony Riches Empire Series Book 2
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2017 In Book 2 of Anthony Riches ' Empire series, we find our hero, Centurion Marcus Valerius Aquila, now known as Marcus Tribulus Corvus to deceive agents of the vengeful Roman emperor Commodus , heading to the...

Post has attachment
Ancient Eugenics: Much more than just selective infanticide
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2017 Recently, I received a review copy of a new release from Oxford University Press entitled "A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts from the Healing Arts of Greece and Rom...

Post has attachment
Impressionism - Technology sparks an evolution in art
Acorn Media sent me a fascinating series they recently released on DVD entitled "Understanding Art: Impressionism ."  Not only did I find the details of the groundbreaking artists' lives covered in the series  interesting, but, being a technologist, I was s...

Post has attachment
Widespread Roman infanticide not substantiated by Hambelden studies
Whenever I see a headline that purports to label an entire civilization with a practice that in modern times would be viewed as repulsive, I immediately cringe.  That was my reaction when I saw the headline " Infanticide common in Roman Empire " on a Discov...

Post has attachment
Prime Pantry and other lesser-known Amazon incentives
by Mary Harrsch © 2017 Last night on ABC World News the reporter made a big deal out of Walmart offering free shipping if you order items totaling at least $35 or more. Of course, Amazon has had that policy for some time. The reporter showed a large conta...

Post has attachment
Review: Wounds of Honour by Anthony Riches
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2017 Anthony Riches has chosen to set his first book in his Empire Series, " Wounds of Honor " in northern Britain during the relatively short reign of the Roman Emperor Commodus . When the story opens, we are i...

Post has attachment
Review: The Imperial Banner by Nick Brown Book Two in the Agent of Rome series
History resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2017 When we left Imperial Agent Cassius Corbulo at the end of "The Siege", Book One of the "Agent of Rome" series, a teenaged Corbulo had survived the brutal attack on a lonely Roman outpost deep in the Syrian des...

Post has attachment
An Alexa-enabled Smart Home for Christmas
by Mary Harrsch © 2017 Note: This is a cross-post from my home page . Back in 1995, Microsoft introduced an interactive help utility for Windows 95 called "Bob".  I was probably one of the few professional technology people who actually used "Bob" (As a dog...

Post has attachment
Review: Roman Portraits: Sculpture in Stone and Bronze by Paul Zanker
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch  © 2016 The first comprehensive overview of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 's Roman portrait collection has just been released and I was unexpectedly thrilled to receive a review copy!  Entitled "Roman Portraits: S...
Wait while more posts are being loaded