Tag Archives: Historiography

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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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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The different faces of History

Book being read: J. Marozzi, “Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World” (2005) Like many people, I have been watching a lot of the Olympics and what has struck me most is how one sport, or what I perceive … Continue reading

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Doing the Impossible

Book being read: Valerio Manfredi, The Lost Army, (2009) – a fiction book, check me out!  Ok, it is a fiction book by an archaeologist telling the story of Xenophon’s Anabasis and I intend to use it in my thesis, … Continue reading

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Dublin conference and why David Starkey is a bad historian.

Books being read: Apollonius, Argonautica/ L. Tritle, A New History of the Peloponnesian War/ J. Evans, Doglopaedia: A Complete Guide to Dog Care/ Sophocles, Ajax Having spent the weekend at a conference at University College Dublin called ‘Warfare in Antiquity: … Continue reading

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