A Pair of Shoes
What can ancient Rome tell us about ourselves? In A PAIR OF SHOES, Professor Ted Blake uses Zoom to lead his recalcitrant class through the first chapters of Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. If ancient Romans had it so good, why did it all go so bad? Should we compare rulers past and present? Can history teach us how to make better choices, or is it just a bloody catalogue of human folly, anarchy and violence?