After taking what should have been a mortal blow in AD 84 during the advance to Moray Firth, Gnaeus Julius Agricola realized that death’s sting would be much delayed. Following his recall to Rome by Emperor Domitian, he pursued farming and a number of other occupations, moving quietly over the years through various locales. His current interests are history, especially that of the early U.S., though he retains a fondness for the ancients. His particular focus is on the history of civil society, federalism, and economic institutions. He enjoys being a scholar at a major educational institution far more than the slings and arrows he received as governor of Britain.