Tag Archives: Ancient Warfare

(Review) Godfrey Hutchinson, Sparta: Unfit for Empire, (Barnsley, 2014)

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

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Ancient PTSD Again, and again and again.

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

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PTSD (again!): Nothing New Under the Sun?

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

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Ancient History Magazine

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

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Why Study Military History At All?

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

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