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About Tom

Tom Chambers is a nice fellow with a plethora of strings to his intellectual bow. With degrees in Chemistry, Law, Computer Science and Philosophy, he is also an avid fan of history and the growth of civilization. He also enjoys arm wrestling and leg wrestling.

Ancient Temple Discovered in Central Rome

Archaeologists working for the city of Rome, together with colleagues from the University of Michigan and the University of Calabria, have unearthed the remains of an archaic temple dating back to the 6th century B.C. Discovered on Via Petroselli in … Continue reading

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Today in Ancient History… 9th August

Closed doors and open windows….   Today in Ancient History – 9th August – the emperor Trajan died from a stroke at Selinus in Asia Minor in the year 117.  A particular landmark in Rome is Trajan’s Column – a … Continue reading

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Today in Ancient History…25th July

Today in Ancient History on 25th July, Emperor Constantius died at York in the year 306 A.D. In Rome, in the ancient Trastevere district, there was the Furrinalia Festival for the Earth-mother-goddess-wife of Neptune, with public sacrifices on the Janiculum … Continue reading

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Civilization – Kenneth Clark

Whet your appetite for the type of information, sights and sounds that a program from Eternal City Education can offer by watching the BBC’s “Civilization” series presented by Kenneth Clark…     Visit the Apply Now page to join one … Continue reading

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Today in History…Mary Affirmed as Theotokos – Mother of God

Today in 431 AD, the Council of Ephesus, led by St Cyril of Alexandria, confirmed the Catholic Creed of Nicea against the heresy of Nestorius and decreed that Jesus Christ is God and Man in one person.  Nestorius held that … Continue reading

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Studying Abroad Makes You Stand Out

As students prepare to head back to college/university this autumn, many grapple with the decision to study abroad. Students tend to focus their decision-making process around financials and course schedules, often over-seeing the potential career and personal benefits. In a … Continue reading

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Studying Abroad Helps Emotional Growth !!

A new study shows that studying abroad has positive effects not only on a student’s academic and career success, but also on their personal development. Researchers at the Friedrich Schiller University at Jena, Germany, found that studying abroad helps students … Continue reading

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