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

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

Achaea and Rome: 192 B.C. – 146 B.C.

“Rome was simply too powerful. Yet Achaia could not accept the discrepancy in power without abandoning all pretence of independence.”[1] This post is based on part of my undergraduate dissertation. It deals with the relationship between the Achaean League and Rome, and how due to the changing nature of Roman foreign policy and the increasingly … Continue reading Achaea and Rome: 192 B.C. – 146 B.C.

Cross Cultural Connections in Ancient Egypt

My next task is to answer the question ‘“Egypt as a society was strongly xenophobic” Do you agree or disagree with statement? Provide evidence for your argument?’ I would argue that the reality is more complicated than saying whether the entirety of Egyptian society was xenophobic. The surviving evidence we have comes from a limited … Continue reading Cross Cultural Connections in Ancient Egypt