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A ceramic centaur figurine from Lefkandi is one of the most recognizable artifacts from Early Iron Age Greece. But can it be identified as one of the earliest depictions of Chiron, the mythical teacher of heroes? A new article by @matthewlloyd85.
Somehow I have passed 1,500 followers. I would do a '1,500 things about the ancient world' post, but I am not sure I know that many things!
Instead, a random fact: 1,500 is the number of Athenian hoplites originally sent on the Sicilian expedition (Thuc. 6.43).
Category Archives: Tangents
My good friends over at Ancient Warfare Magazine are deliberating on setting up a magazine devoted to the Ancient World and want feedback on the idea. Check out the survey and give your thoughts: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S2Z5NN6 If it is anything like … Continue reading
Book being read; R. Waterfield, Xenophon’s Retreat: Greece Persia and the End of the Golden Age, (2006) I was listening to a podcast recently over on Life of Caesar, where they were interviewing the editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine, Dr. … Continue reading
Book being read: None at the moment, unless Thucydides counts, but I am always dipping into that so probably not! As regular readers and poor survivors of my obsessive monologues well know, I do a lot of work and research … Continue reading
Book being read; back to Thucydides at the moment I’m afraid New article out: Battle of Bannockburn, MW IV.3 There is an historical movement, one that I am technically part of, which mirrors the modern day worship of individualism. That … Continue reading