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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
Tag Archives: Ancient Warfare
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
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
I think I should just give up and call this my Ancient PTSD blog! It is that time of year again when someone posts an idea which links modern PTSD with ancient experiences. However, there is a growing trend that … Continue reading
Book being read, eds. N. Sekunda & B. Burliga, Iphicrates, Peltasts and Lechaeum, (Gdansk, 2014) The article A paper has just been publicised that is causing a mini-flurry of activity on many of the social media sites that I use. … Continue reading
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