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

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 – Phocis”

From Ninus and Semiramis to Sardanapallus: The 1,300 years ancient Assyrian Empire

In the earliest age, then, the kings of Asia were native-born, and in connection with them no memory is preserved of either a notable deed or a personal name. The first to be handed down by tradition to history and memory for us as one who achieved great deeds is Ninus, king of the Assyrians, and of him we shall now endeavour to give a detailed account. Continue reading “From Ninus and Semiramis to Sardanapallus: The 1,300 years ancient Assyrian Empire”

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