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linking Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks with . . . a dodgy phrase assigned to Leonidas at Thermopylae - to make a point about this year's Memorial Day. Nope, just nope #badancientMaxwell T Paule@VeneficusIpse
Excellent take down on a fake quote doing the rounds. #badancient includes misusing ancient history, but also a lot of just making $h!t up.
White supremacists keep passing this quote around like it's ancient wisdom. It isn't. It's from 2001.
"If you worship your enemy, you are defeated.
If you adopt your enemy's religion, you are enslaved.
If you breed with your enemy, you are destroyed."
-Polydorus of Sparta 4
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