Homer’s Iliad; the ‘Catalogue of ships’ and what we can learn from it – Boeotia

In this series of articles we attempt an in-depth analysis of the Achaean ‘Catalogue of ships‘. Using the etymology of the various names, we receive valuable historical and cultural information.  Continue reading “Homer’s Iliad; the ‘Catalogue of ships’ and what we can learn from it – Boeotia”

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“One wise counsel conquers many hands” – Regulus’ instructive defeat against the Carthaginians

The Carthaginians, having thus been twice defeated, shortly before at sea and now on land, in both cases owing to no lack of bravery in their troops, but owing to the incompetence of their commanders, had now fallen into a thoroughly difficult position. Continue reading ““One wise counsel conquers many hands” – Regulus’ instructive defeat against the Carthaginians”

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