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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
Tag Archives: Historiography
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; 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: 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
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
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