Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Site News

First of all, I want to say something about commenting. For those of you new to this site, this is a blog, a personal web journal made up of posts. Now, something that I allow on this blog is commenting. Most of my regular readers know this. One of them, Geobandy, has already created a post like this. Commenting allows you to post your thoughts, feedback, advice, criticism, corrections, or anything you want. You can do it as a blogger, just a regular web surfer, or anonymously. You don't have to give any personal inormation at all. So if you have even the smallest thoughts, or just want to say hi, post a comment.

I think one thing that is causing this is that not many people know what a blog really is. They don't know about the comments, I hope this clears things up.

My regular post series: Globalisation, Constitutional Notes, Sunday Review, and World War I Eastern Front will be up shortly. I will also create a poll on the sidebar soon.


History Guy said...

The Roman Empire ended on May 29th 1453 when the Ottomans sacked Constantinople. At least from their perspective, because the people we refer to as "Byzantines" generally viewed themselves as Romans. Additionally, particularly in the beginning, the German tribes asked the Byzantine emperor for the consular symbols of authority to rule over their "Roman" subjects. They even kept using Latin for sometime afterwards, for example Justinian codified his laws in Latin. The inscriptions for their coinage were in Latin long after it passed from common usage.

Tom said...

Excellent blog!

Do you know of any Persian sources on the treatment and eventual stuffing of Valerian I by Shapur I? I wonder what happened to Shapur's trophy Roman emperor.