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Mary Harrsch
"What we do in life echoes through eternity"
"What we do in life echoes through eternity"

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...
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