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This page lists all of the articles that have been published on this website in reverse chronological order, so with the newest material listed first.

Size of war elephants

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Size of war elephants

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War elephants are among the most impressive assets of ancient armies, but how big were these creatures?

Far Cry Primal: making friends

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Far Cry Primal: making friends

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The fourth part in my on-going adventures in Far Cry Primal. I play through the game and offer archaeological commentary.

Far Cry Primal: spirit guide

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Far Cry Primal: spirit guide

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Part three in my on-going series on Far Cry Primal, where I play through the game and offer commentary.

Far Cry Primal: rescue

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Far Cry Primal: rescue

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The second part in my series on Far Cry Primal, where I play through the game and offer commentary.

The Athenian tyrant-killers

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The Athenian tyrant-killers

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A statue group currently in Naples serves as the start of a brief discussion of tyranny in ancient Athens.

Greeks bearing arms

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Greeks bearing arms

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A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.

The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The hoplite's "hoplon"

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The typical Greek word for shield was not hoplon, and the hoplite is therefore not named after it. Yet, the myth persists.

The Minotaur

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The Minotaur

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The Minotaur, a half-bull creature, is perhaps the best-known element of the myths surrounding Theseus.