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  1. drachor

    Celtic observing of religious time periods?

    Thank you very much for your efforts on this. Much appreciated.
  2. In a commentary I read, "Honoring of seasons and cycles of the year was part of Celtic religion." A reference was given to "Historia religionum; handbook for the history of religions. Edited by C. Jouco Bleeker and Geo Widengren." (The comment is on Paul's statement to the Galatians that "You observe days and months and seasons and years.") I have read different sources on the Celtic religious practices in order to find something about their observances of seasons etc. but have not really come across anything. Therefore, it was with happy anticipation that I borrowed and read the pertinent chapter of "Historia religionum" only to be disappointd in that I found no reference to such observances. To the question: Can anybody point me to a source that may discuss this topic especially one that you know contains the specific info that I am looking for.
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    Online study of History

    I spoke to the administrator at a local private University and after looking up the American Public University he told me that their accreditation is from completely respected accrediting bodies. This was very encouraging to me.
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    I am seeking a little information regarding blindness (blind people) in the empire. What would have been its extent and from what possible causes? How would such individuals have gotten along? What were beliefs and attitudes about them? Thanks
  5. drachor

    Online study of History

    Yea, I was familiar with the American Military University and its cousin American Public University. How do you feel about the program? Do you have any comments about the accreditation?
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    Online study of History

    I have noted that today one can study online for a masters degree in anything from nutrition and public health to MBAs but I have not been able to find any opportunities to do online or distance graduate study in history. I wonder why this is. Is it something about the discipline itself or is it from a lack of interest. My real question is "Are there any quality opportunities out there for graduate level study in History (classical) from a distance?" I have an MA in the educational field but I do lot of study in Roman history and would love to turn it into a degree.
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    child mortality

    Andrew Riggsby (Univ. of Texas) in his paper on "Roman life expectancy" claims the number to be 319/1000. I can't find a complete version of the text online, but if it's important enough, you could try to contact him via his faculty page (email included) http://www.utexas.edu/depts/classics/facul...by/Riggsby.html Thanks I found the link to his "paper" at http://www.utexas.edu/depts/classics/documents/Life.html
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    child mortality

    Can anyone point me to a source discussing child mortality in the empire in the 1st century A.D. Is there anything on the internet? What percentage of children could one expect to live to adulthood?