Vince Rockston

About me

Inspired by discovering his cave during a trekking week on Elba, I decided to research San Cerbone’s background. The result is a novel about a young lad he befriends.

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Mending and recycling clothing in Late Antiquity

Originally posted at Visualising Late Antiquity by Jo Stoner Clothing in Late Antiquity was not the disposable commodity it is nowadays; it was valuable enough to be named in a will, used as surety for loans, or included in a dowry. Literary sources suggest that wealthy and high status individuals had…

Content Marketing?

I might as well admit it: I’m so out of touch with the world that I didn’t know Content Marketing meant giving away something worth paying for, in order to acquire new customers. I learnt that yesterday in a high-powered webinar held by Copyblogger and Rainmaker. The Content one gives away…

All that glisters is not gold

The Byzantine Monetary System in the Sixth Century Gold Solidus, ca. 500 AD The gold solidus (4.55 g) was the basic unit of the coinage, all other coins being valued in relationship to it. The solidus weighed 1/72 of a Roman pound, or 24 carats. The Constantinian subsidiary coinage in turn…

 
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