It is with sadness that History Bytez announces the passing of another well respected academic. Minor M Markle III passed away in his sleep in his home near Armidale on Saturday night at the age of 81. I was lucky enough to be a student of Minor’s in the mid 1990’s and was invited to two sarrisa re-enactments he orchestrated in Armidale. He was a dedicated scholar and well-published researcher, Minor will be missed.
I currently work for the University of Melbourne Australia as an academic specialist - curriculum designer in the Faculty of Arts. Where I work with other academics, primarily in history, to advise and assist subject coordinators in redesigning subject syllabi, structures and teaching delivery. Previously I taught Ancient History and Classical Languages at another Australian university for seven years full-time. I have taught various aspects of Roman, Mycenaean and Greek history and created courses on Barbarian Europe, Terrorism and Rebellion in the Ancient World and Ancient Warfare.