July 23, 2008

He Has No Form or Comeliness

Is it possible, in our media-saturated culture of 24/7 news coverage, that we could actually be unaware of the most important things going on in the world? In this interview with Oklahoman editor Ed Kelley, OU historian J. Rufus Fears says the emperor Augustus would be surprised to learn that Rome's greatest legacy is not great architecture or a system of law, but rather a teacher from some remote backwater of the empire.