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The Peloponnesian War – The Sicilian Expedition

The Sicilian Expedition To read the previous segment on the Peloponnesian War, Click HERE. When we left off last week, the Peloponnesian war had been raging for 16 odd years, with the latter six under a suspicious title of ‘peace’. The dominance of the Athenians had been questioned and the first set of battles ended

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Carthage: Always the bridesmaid

By Ben Potter What do Spain, Portugal, Malta, Gibraltar, Libya, Morocco, Italy and France have in common? Weather… perhaps. Food… some. Sea? Ah! Now we’re warming up! What if we throw into the mix the names Bomilcar, Hasdrabul, Hamilcar and Terrence? If you’ve got the answer, well done! If you haven’t, then it’s probably because

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The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

The story of Daedalus and Icarus is a popular myth that recounts the escape from Crete by the crafty inventor Daedalus and his son Icarus. It is a story that is often attributed to the Roman poet Ovid in his magnum opus Metamorphoses. The general theme of the story involves the ingenuity and brilliance of man, and the misuse of

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