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Oh dear. I haven't come across this Teutoberg denialism before! It is an odd choice of battle to deny.
You can read all about this fake battle in @DrJEBall article:
People out here getting upset about a battle that happened over 2,000 years ago and sending me emails. C'mon guys, there is much more to care about in the world.
Ok hands up, I did not know any of this! Is it just me who always assumed Cleopatra VII was the final Ptolemy?
A quick Google search tells me I am not the only one, so this has the makings of a #BadAncient article! https://t.co/klwfHv5d0a
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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