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

Read and Review – Thrace, control and social complexity

Having nearly completed my Egyptian Module, I have discovered I really enjoy the 'Read and Review' format. So, as part of my mini-dissertation provisionally entitled, 'How did the Odrysian Kingdom use its physical and cultural geography to maintain control of its subjects during the reigns of Sitalkes and Seuthes (431-407)?', I had to complete a literature … Continue reading Read and Review – Thrace, control and social complexity