Thursday, December 3, 2009

Awesomest History prof ever?

My Roman Civilization professor. He is just HILARIOUS! According to him, "That's what decline smells like."

I am inclined to agree.

That is a picture of the Roman Tetrarchs engaging in a little man-hugging. In statue form. (FYI, art at the height of the pax Romana and even before that back to the Republic, was WAY BETTER.) He said in class that some art historians would argue that this was just a stylistic development. He also said that while he likes art historians just fine...they're full of crap when they say that.


El G├╝ero said...

This is homoerotic weak-sauce. But from all the stories I've heard about your history prof, I wish I'd gotten a chance to take that class. Rome forever!

Elizabeth said...

This prof is AWESOME! The statue was part of a PR plan by the Tetrarchs to show the people that actually they loved each other and were not going to slaughter each other for power. So, not *intentionally* homoerotic.