Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Sunday 8 January 2023

Civic life in Roman Anatolia

Recent archaeological work and consolidation of the surviving fabric at Cibyra ( Kibyra) in south-western Turkey has revealed more impressive evidence about life in what was once a major Roman city. Life there was clearly prosperous, comfortable, and elegant with a stadium, theatre and the newly restored fountain.

The article from the Mail Online can be seen at Fountain in Turkey's ancient 'City of Gladiators' has been restored

There is more about the history of the city and its impressive surviving remains from Wikipedia at Cibyra

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