Monthly Archives: April 2014

Quote of the Day

“To those that flee comes neither power nor glory.” Homer. Advertisements

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 6

Rise of Islam “In the victorious days of the Roman republic, it had been the aim of the senate to confine their councils and legions to a single war, and completely to suppress a first enemy before they provoked the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“You need to learn to value what is true above what is useful, otherwise it will make little difference if you lived or died.” Michael Stradling.

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 5

Heraclius’ Heroes “Khosrau, greatest of Gods, and master of the earth, to Heraclius, his vile and insensate slave. Why do you still refuse to submit to our rule, and call yourself a king? Have I not destroyed the Greeks? You … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.” Joseph Joubert.

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Quote of the Day

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” Tacitus.

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 4

Persian Dominance “For the crime of an ambitious centurion [Phocas] the nation which he oppressed was chastised with the calamities of war, and the same calamities, at the end of twenty years, were retaliated and redoubled on the heads of … Continue reading

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One Year of Blogging!

So, the Ethan Reilly blog has been going now for a year. And what a year it’s been – let’s look at the stats: 106 posts 79 followers 1255 overall views 14 comments I want to thank all those who … Continue reading

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