Tag Archives: Roman Empire

Book Review: Eagle in the Snow by Wallace Breem

Just recently I had the opportunity to read Eagle in the Snow by Wallace Breem, a book I’ve heard much about but never managed to find a copy of. Until now. It was well worth the search, and the price. … Continue reading

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Total War: Rome II – Review

I meant to do this a long time ago. And I’m not sure why I didn’t. I suppose it’s because, like many others, my experience with Total War: Rome II, the 2013 turn-based strategy/real-time tactics video game from Creative Assembly … Continue reading

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

Mopping Up “Over the span of about a century, as the remnants of their empire crumbled around them, the partnership between these Byzantine teachers and their Italian students literally saved ancient Greek literature from destruction at the hands of the … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes- Part 12

The Final Decline and the Fall of Constantinople “To surrender the city to you is beyond my authority or anyone else’s who lives in it, for all of us, after taking the mutual decision, shall die out of free will … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 8

The Seljuks and Manzikert “…the fortunes of the Roman Empire had sunk to their lowest ebb. For the armies of the East were dispersed in all directions, because the Turks had over-spread, and gained command of, nearly all the countries … Continue reading

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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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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 1

The Final Division “Arcadius, who then was about eighteen years of age, was born in Spain in the humble habitation of a private family. But he received a princely education in the palace of Constantinople; and his inglorious life was … Continue reading

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All Work And No Play…

…makes Ethan really, really tired. Basically, that’s it. Unfortunately my day job has been somewhat intrusive recently re: blogging and generally anything that isn’t spending 10+ hours a day, 7 days a week at work. Thus, I must apologise for … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness: Addendum – Attila to Napoleon

Last week I seemingly concluded this series with a discussion of the Roman Republic/Empire as a possible successor to Alexander the Great’s legacy. And for me, personally, that’s all there is – by the time of the dissolution of the … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness: Part 8 – The Glories of Eternal Rome

Both the Roman Empire and the Republic that preceded it are quintessential figures in any discussion of conquest. From its origins as a collection of villages on the banks of the Tiber to its fall at the end of the … Continue reading

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