Saturday, May 14, 2011

Top of the rollercoaster

500 C.E.

Metrodorus (c. 500)
Anicius Maulius Severinus Boethius (c. 480-524)
Simplicius of Cilicia (c. 530)
Anthemius of Tralles (d. c. 534)
Aryabhata (476-c. 550)
Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus (c. 480-c. 575)
John Philoponus (c. 490)
Varahamihira (c. 505-c. 558)
Isidorus of Miletus (c. 540?)
Eutocius of Ascalon (c. 550?)
Liu Zhuo (544-610)
Zhen Luan (Shuzun) (fl. 566)
Isidore of Seville (c. 560-636)

Hope you enjoy it, the last hurrah
For your assignments, write a couple lines about how awful the Roman Empire was.


  1. The Roman Empire helped develop modern society, on most of the malicious levels mainly based on high-staked greed. It's rulers were nothing new, there were tyrants since the beginning of human socialization, Although these tyrants had a wide disposal of assets. Also the Roman Empire was the main reason Christianity became a powerful entity, which later would develop the Holy Roman Empire. Thus the Christian messiah, Jesus wouldn't have been crucified. What would the world be like without Christianity? Now that's a good question. Would no one have morals and all our ancestors just kill each other endlessly, with not remorse? or would science have developed at an extremely rapid pace in which we would have already colonized other planets, or at least our own moon already. Or would we all be Jewish? No one knows.

  2. Roman Empire
    the best, the best

  3. All I could gather from your post was that those dudes had cool names! I really like Simplicius.

  4. The romans had catapults, aqueducts and stuff :)

  5. Roman empire ruled an unthinkable size of territory for a long time in history. I think such achievements are not to be laughed at.

  6. Nice Post, I'll hand in my assignment next week :P

  7. Yes their names are very interesting!

  8. The roman empire no longer exists. they suck. the end.

  9. Romans were more barbaric than the "barbarians" they supposedly civilized