Online resources for the Aegean Bronze Age

The Lion Gate at Mycenae via Wikimedia Commons by David Monniaux Now in the final months of MA Dissertation on Climate Change and Hydraulic Construction in Bronze Age Tiryns, I have been thinking about what comes next. I have also been thinking about the accessibility of Aegean Prehistory and what trusted resources are available for … Continue reading Online resources for the Aegean Bronze Age

Logistics during Caesar’s Campaigns in Gaul

“It is by proper maintenance [of supplies] that armies are kept together” – Julius Caesar, as reported in Dio Cassius 43.49.5. Introduction Caesar’s campaigns in Gaul (58 – 51 BC) were a series of conflicts against a variety of peoples in a variety of terrains. Due to the diverse geographic conditions and the large size … Continue reading Logistics during Caesar’s Campaigns in Gaul

Research Diary – Pollen Count

Quercus... (Wikimedia Commons) Well, I didn't do anything for two weeks, so I hadn't kept a diary, but this week has been super busy. Because of this I have also decided to stop titling this series by date, because the reality is it quite difficult to be consistent in doing this. Events and Milestones I … Continue reading Research Diary – Pollen Count

Research Diary – 25/05/2020 – 31/05/2020

It's all Greek to me... Refining my MA dissertation has been an ongoing task throughout the year, some of my ideas have already been posted my blog (here, here and here). This week marked the end of my taught units with my last exam (Intensive Greek), and the start of intensive research. This research diary … Continue reading Research Diary – 25/05/2020 – 31/05/2020

The Seleukids in the Upper Satrapies

Disclaimer: This post is based on some of my undergraduate work, so might be considered a bit basic (in that I wrote it in under 24hrs while sleep deprived), I just really enjoy this period and the complexities of studying this region, consider this an introduction to later posts about the period and region. The … Continue reading The Seleukids in the Upper Satrapies

Dams and Drainage in Mycenaean Greece

Part of my research into my MA dissertation, I examine some of the amazing feats of engineering that the Mycenaean did in order to adapt to the changing climate. This article is based on the script to my Dissertation presentation.  This first section is going to provide an overview of recent studies of climate change in … Continue reading Dams and Drainage in Mycenaean Greece

Thucydides on Sitalkes, King of the Odrysians

This short article is about part of the commentary of Thucydides about the Kingdom of the Odrysians and the its king Sitalkes.  From what we know about Sitalkes reign, he engaged in a great military campaign against the Kingdom of Macedon in 429 BCE. According to Thucydides, the combined strength of this force was over … Continue reading Thucydides on Sitalkes, King of the Odrysians

Literature Review: Environmental History and the works of J. Donald Hughes

My MA dissertation is going to focus on regional and ecological differences in the Aegean Bronze Age, and as part of my preparations it was necessary to become familiar with some of the seminal works of environmental history. J. Donald Hughes was one of the individuals who helped to popularise the study of the environmental … Continue reading Literature Review: Environmental History and the works of J. Donald Hughes