[LMB] Dark Ages [not], was, What makes ...

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Wed Aug 21 02:33:00 BST 2019


On Aug 20, 2019, at 8:19 PM, WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Aug 20, 2019, at 2:11 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Some insist that the period after its fall, sometimes called
>> the "Dark Ages", weren't as 'Dark' as all that, while I consider the Dark
>> Ages to have begun when Rome conquered Athens.
> 
> I put it when the Emperor closed the Academy in Athens the school founded by Plato.

Roman Empire aside, there's a lot to be said for not calling that period the Dark Ages.  See, for instance:

https://going-medieval.com/2017/05/26/theres-no-such-thing-as-the-dark-ages-but-ok/

Katherine (who wrote a paper in 7th grade, over 50 years ago, arguing against the darkness of the so-called Dark Ages, so it's not like it's a new concept)


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