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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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Forever In His Shadow: The “Other” Alexander

In 331BC, beside a rain-swollen river in Southern Italy, the ruler of the Hellenic kingdom of Epirus lay dying. His name was Alexander. Shot through with a javelin by a Lucanian exile, he is said to have remarked (according to … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 2

Reconquering the West “It will be evident that no more important or mightier deeds are to be found in history than those which have been enacted in these wars,—provided one wishes to base his judgment on the truth. For in … 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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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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Heir to Greatness: Part 7 – Hannibal at the Gates

Hannibal Barca is a name synonymous with military genius. Probably the most famous Carthaginian from a civilisation that lasted for at least five-hundred years, if not longer (the exact date of the foundation of the original colony by Phoenician settlers … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness: Part 6 – The Last Antigonoids

Tracing their descent from Antigonus Monophthalmus (the “One-Eyed”), one of Alexander the Great’s generals and diadochi, the Antigonoids of Macedon ruled almost the entirety of Greece for over a century. The beginning of the end came in 197BC at the … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness: Part 5 – Other Contenders

Besides the initial generations of daidochi, there were others who could (and would try to) lay claim to Alexander’s legacy. We’ll begin with one who probably has more claim than most, a blood-relative of the Macedonian king who, according to … Continue reading

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Heir to Greatness: Part 1 – Introduction

This is the first part in what I hope will be a weekly series (at least for a while). At the moment I intend for it to go on for at least six week, although that might blow out if … Continue reading

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Total War: Rome 2 Expectations

This trailer for Creative Assembly’s Total War: Rome 2 (the sequel to the hugely succesful real-time tactics, turn-based strategy game Rome: Total War, released in 2004) has been out for a while, but I wanted to bring it to your … Continue reading

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