Monthly Archives: August 2018

DIADOCHI – MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 9): SETTLEMENT AT TRIPARADEISOS

Long before George R.R. Martin penned his tale of war, intrigue and treachery the ancient world was scene to its own version of Game of Thrones. (This is the ninth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can be … Continue reading

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EMPEROR OF ROME: HAZARDOUS DUTY!

Ever thought it would be cool to be a Roman Emperor, back in the day? Well, it wasn’t all chariot races, triumphal parades, and beautiful empresses! Being at the apex of Europe’s greatest empire was hazardous duty. Out of 71 … Continue reading

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SPARTANS, ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 3: THE FATRICIDAL PELOPONNESIAN WAR BEGINS

“For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the … Continue reading

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SCHLIEFFEN PLAN: A STUDY IN MASS AND ECONOMY OF FORCE

A bold plan timidly executed At the dawn of the 20th century, Germany and France were already preparing for the war that would break-out in 1914. Following the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, these two Great Powers … Continue reading

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