Apologies for being away for so long, I’m back with a glance at at the league of Corinth, throwing in some ancient history. The league of Corinth was a federation of Greek states established by Philip II of Macedon in 338-7 BC used to unify the Greeks in peace and avenge the crimes … More At a Glance: League of Corinth, Macedon’s rise to power
Always divine, aren’t you Alexander? This depicts the relief of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh, the new ruler of Egypt. Here we witness Alexander receiving the crowns of lower and upper Egypt with the formal titles of the pharaohs before the god Amun- Ra, an Egyptian god worshipped by the Greeks as Zeus Ammon. This … More Alexander the Great as Pharaoh,
But first, Merry, Happy Christmas, it is after all the 25th of December. When thinking about what to write on Asia; many thoughts came to mind, from a classical point of view, I could have presented to you Alexander the Great’s venture into Asia but I’ll save that for another time. For now, I bring … More Happy New Year: The year of the Dog.
Bronze age, Homer, Mycenaean Civilisation. Do we learn anything from the Epic poetry that has held modern Western Civilisation since it was first sung? It is widely understood that the epics of Homer were composed in the late Bronze age. A feudal society ruled by a King in each region supported by an aristocracy shown historically … More The Bronze Age: Homer
I thought I’d do something different this time and drop by a little story about the Muses with the concept of if History no longer existed. “Why History Miss Antiquity?” “Please, Calliope, and why not History?” She responded, reclining in her lush blue chair, lifting her crystal glass to her pink lips and I just … More The Muses.
I would introduce myself as the new writer on the block but I’ll just jump right in. The writing of history is an interpretation of what has already been written therefore some historians seem to reconstruct the past to reproduce a new understanding of the past with the knowledge of their sources while others continue … More The Black Legend…poor Spain