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Τάδε δ’ ἐς τοὺς ἄλλους Πέρσας ἐξεμάνη. λέγεται γὰρ εἰπεῖν αὐτὸν πρὸς Πρηξάσπεα, τὸν ἐτίμα τε μάλιστα καί οἱ τὰς ἀγγελίας ἐφόρεε οὗτος, τούτου τε ὁ παῖς οἰνοχόος ἦν τῷ Καμβύσῃ, τιμὴ δὲ καὶ αὕτη οὐ σμικρή· εἰπεῖν δὲ λέγεται τάδε.

Persian Wars Battle Newscast

I’ve given this assignment for a few years to my online Greek Archaeology / History courses and get so-so results but just wanted to post this one, as it seemed a great example of the intention of the assignment.


I'm Still Here

I realise it has been a bit quiet around here of late. As per my last post I am still reading The Amazons by Adrienne Mayor, which is taking me longer to read than I expected, and is the principle reason I haven’t posted reviews since my late January… 440 more words


The Ancient Egyptian Rowing Stroke: Propelling the Boats of Gods and Men

2 March 2018

Tim Koch is still in denial.

In my recent post on the Nile Boat Races of the 1970s and early 1980s, I was rather dubious about some of the attempts by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism to draw parallels between modern rowing races and those allegedly held in Ancient Egypt. 1,670 more words

You’re Having A Laugh – Part Eight

Solar Armour

One of the keys to military success, I’m told, is to ensure that your forces arrive at the field of battle in optimal condition. 574 more words

Some comments on Herodotus

The Histories is not at all what you expect it to be, even knowing some of the content beforehand. It’s quite wonderful like that.

Herodotus’ approach is oddly French; like the  971 more words