Let’s Talk Ethics

By Dr. James Fieser / 04.01.2011 Professor of Philosophy University of Tennessee at Martin Introduction Larry Phillips Jr.& Emil Mătăsăreanu (the High Incident Bandits), 1997 Robbery / Creative Commons One February morning two armed gunmen wearing black ski masks entered a Los Angeles bank, fired their machine guns and ordered everyone to the ground. Bank personnel gave[…]

The Billingford Hutch and the Moonwort Fern – A Medieval Mystery Solved?

A heavy oak chest in the Parker Library (Corpus Christi College) was used to store objects left as collateral for loans of money. Its ironwork features the outline of a plant – but no-one knew why. Now a visitor to the Library may have unravelled the meaning of this decorative motif. 12.10.2017 A visitor to the Parker Library[…]

The Tiber River: Central to Prosperity and Life in Ancient Rome

The Tiber River / Creative Commons From Dr. Stephen T. Muench (student paper) / 12.03.2015 Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington Introduction Figure 1: Ancient Tributaries of the Tiber Legend tells us that Rome was founded by a brother who, along with his twin, was sentenced to death as an infant. They were[…]

Water and the Development of Ancient Rome

From Dr. Stephen T. Muench (student paper) / 12.14.2015 Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington Introduction Water is a basic necessity for life and civilization. Humans can survive a month without eating, but only a week without drinking water (Spector, 2014). In ancient times, before the practice of purifying and cleaning water was[…]