The sinews of victory

This very difficult year, we ought to be celebrating 2.5 millennia since the battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. Since celebrations are out of the question, due to the pandemic, allow me to honor the anniversary with a series of posts … Continue reading


These Spartans were on time

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During the 34th “Authentic” Athens Marathon a group of runners, dressed a bit like the Spartans of the movie “300,” (but with modern running shoes and socks) made heads turn. The Polish runners belong to a group called “Spartans for … Continue reading


A speaking roof tile

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I have been studying (or trying to) ancient roof tiles for the past 20 years and, despite what many say, I find them fascinating.  But I’ve never come across a roof tile that tells a story quite like this one. … Continue reading