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Plato Describes Atlantis // First Mention of the Island

Plato presented Atlantis in Critias as an antagonistic rival to his idealistic interpretation of “Ancient Athens.” Therein his intriguing portrait of Atlantis was incredibly detailed. Plato went to great lengths of elucidation describing the history of the island, its geography, and the people who purportedly inhabited the doomed paradise before they met their end beneath […]

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

Kings and Generals explains “the historicity of the conflict between Trojans and the Greeks depicted in the immortal Iliad of Homer.” Though taken as myth, and likely apt to entail creative license and contrivance, Homer’s Illiad most likely contains a modicum of truth, and the mythology emanated from real events four-hundred years prior to the […]

The Strategikon of Maurice

Kings and Generals explains “the evolution of the Roman Army” with an eye to “the Army of the Eastern Roman Empire – the Byzantine Empire.” This video focuses “on Strategikon of Maurice – the army manual that defined the structure, training and tactics of the Byzantine army.” Related Articles: “Take Me Back to Constantinople,” Foreign […]