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Book Review: Greek Warriors

Greek Warriors: Hoplites and Heroes, by Carolyn Willekes This book was not what I expected at all. The book’s title promises a strong interest in hoplite warfare, but the end result of the book is more a narrative history of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Battles Of The Hellenistic World

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World, by Joseph Pietrykowski One of the more consistent aspects of the Hellenistic World was the continual fighting that took place between the various successor states to Alexander the Great. Some empires bring periods of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into The Land Of Bones

Into The Land Of Bones: Alexander The Great In Afghanistan, by Frank L. Holt This is a book I would have liked the chance to have reviewed academically, because I looked at a later book of his that dealt with … Continue reading

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The Ancient City

The Ancient City: A Study Of The Religion, Laws, And Institutions Of Greece And Rome, by Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges There are several essential problems that make this book a less successful study of ancient Greek and Roman culture … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Empire Of Atlantis

The Lost Empire Of Atlantis: History’s Greatest Mystery Revealed, by Gavin Menzies Starting with 1421 [1] and then 1431, Menzies is an author who was on the path of squandering considerable promise as a popular (if unconventional) historian with an … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Zadok Got An Eternal Priesthood

This past Sabbath one of the deacons in our congregation spoke on the royal priesthood, a deeply interesting topic, and he cited a verse in Ezekiel 44 that discussed the promise that Zadok had for an eternal priesthood in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Search For Ancient China

The Search For Ancient China, by Corinne Debaine-Francefort What does it mean to want to explore the search for ancient China?  This book provides at least two sorts of answers to what it means to search for ancient China, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ancient Chinese

The Ancient Chinese, by Rosemary Rees It is interesting how many books there are of ancient China that are small and are apparently designed for young readers.  It is unclear exactly what the reason for this is, given the fact … Continue reading

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Book Review: Piracy In The Ancient World

Piracy In The Ancient World:  An Essay In Mediterranean History, by Henry A. Ormerod While a great many people get worked up about piracy in the modern world, piracy in the ancient world is something that does not get a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hittites And Their World

The Hittites And Their World, by Billie Jean Collins What aspects of the Hittites and their world are of most interests to others?  Much depends on what angle you approach this subject from.  A reader like myself, for example, is … Continue reading

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