Monthly Archives: March 2014

PHALANX vs LEGION: CLOSING THE DEBATE

With the popularity of such films as Alexander,  300, and its sequel 300: Rise of Empire a broader audience is being introduced (sometimes for the first time) to the warriors of ancient Greece. These films are generally poor educational tools, … Continue reading

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE – REVIEW

2006’s blockbuster film 300 introduced theater-going audiences to Frank Miller’s artistic envisioning of the Battle of Thermopylae. It was a world that bore only a tangential similarity to the historical reality of Ancient Greece and the Persian Wars; well documented by such … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 7)

(This is the seventh in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadachi. Part 1 can be read here, and includes comprehensive biographies of the players in this drama. It is strongly advised that you start there before reading on here. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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