Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in the Homeric Epics

Here we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “The Homeric Automata and Their Implementation“, by D. Kalligeropoulos and S. Vasileiadou, taken from the impressive collective work “Science and Technology in Homeric Epics“, edited by S.A. Paipetis (Springer, 2008). Continue reading “Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in the Homeric Epics”

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Underestimation and misjudgement of the Muslim threat; a possible reason for the Roman defeat in the 7th century A.D.

“Roman histories and manuals of warfare contain no special wisdom on how to defend Palestine, Syria, or Roman Mesopotamia, or Egypt or what were the best tactics and strategy and forms of military operations to employ in fighting against Arabs. Continue reading “Underestimation and misjudgement of the Muslim threat; a possible reason for the Roman defeat in the 7th century A.D.”

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