The synagogues of late antiquity and the early medieval period were built around imagery: imagery of remembering the Temple, but also of the celestial zodiac, too.
But no, I don't think I'm particularly drawn to the period roles or the medieval roles.
The Hundred Years' War, like the crises of the Church in the same period, broke apart medieval unity.
A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.