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

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 03:05:13 BST 2019


The "Dark Ages" wouldn't have been as "dark" if that idiot Justinian hadn't
got a wild hair that he needed to conquer Italy and North Africa.  In
particular, his wars against the Ostrogoths devastated Italy.

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 8:33 PM Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
wrote:

> 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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