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... There is an entire Marvel series in which Hercules and Spider-Man do meet and work together.
Notably, Hercules' character maintains many ancient stories and characterisations but with interesting twists. Had a dissertation student working on it, it was fascinating.
"It's not every day that we find Achilles and Hercules mentioned in the same breath as Spider-Man and Batman. To my mind, what divides them are what different understandings of heroism entail and what different societies value." When Homer meets @coldplay:
The account making this claim has a LOT of followers. We add our one drop into the ocean and feel a little better for it, but will it change anything?
This is clearly not true - the desert (the Red Land) was very important in the history of ancient egypt (quarrying, policing, movement of people, etc). As it was to the so called Medjay, and other Nubian groups. #BadAncient https://t.co/WxOvYVxE84
Author Archives: owen
At the end of last week I was interviewed by The History of Ancient Greece Podcast. They wanted me to talk about classical Greek warfare, on land, and the difficulties involved in reconstructing the mechanics involved. We also discussed the … Continue reading
Apologies, it has been a hectic 2018, so the blog has been ignored. Anyway, only a short one for now. I have finally published book number 2: Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World, which is available here. For … Continue reading
I love my dog. He is a lhasa apso x west highland terrier called Gus, and he is a vital member of the family. He looks like an ancient breed known as the Maltese, and because of this likeness I … Continue reading
It has been a while, so here is another review for you! David Santiuste, Edward IV and the War of the Roses, (Barnsley, 2010) With great apprehension I have spent many-a-day staring at the foreboding cover of Santiuste’s work before … Continue reading
A review of a great book, which covers a fascinating period of ancient Spartan history: its decline. Godfrey Hutchinson, Sparta: Unfit for Empire, (Barnsley, 2014) The Spartan period of dominance in Greece (the hegemony c.404-371 BCE) has attracted a lot … Continue reading