It would seem my blogs have a habit of going off on tangents . . . who knew? So I shall take the opportunity to give an update as to the work I am up to at the moment.
I have completed my book review of Hugh Soar’s “Secrets of the English War Bow”, which will be published in the new Medieval Warfare magazine called . . . Medieval Warfare. They also asked me to write the introductory article for their second edition which is on the theme of Medieval Mercenaries, this is in progress as we speak/write.
I have a bustling chapter that is being refined for my thesis on the stressors present in Ancient Greek warfare, this is swiftly followed by a chapter on the manifestation of this stress. I am bringing this together at the moment; although, I can’t help but think that I am being forced to prove that war is stressful . . . which I thought was pretty obvious, evidently not.
On another front, I have been asked to write a supplementary pamphlet on the Spartan Army and Tradition for Sparta: Journal of Ancient Spartan and Greek History. This is in a preliminary stage at the moment but should hopefully be completed by mid-summer.
Finally, I think, I am co-chairing an ancient economies panel at this year’s Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient History.
So that is what I am up to, for the next couple of months at least, not including events in my private life as well, such as my wedding. Anyway, I don’t do these sorts of blogs often . . . this may even be the first, so there you are, for anyone who was interested.