Yes, I’m rather obsessed with this at the moment, but even the mere suggestion that the Amphipolis tomb might have been the sepulcher of Hephaistion is just fabtastic! At this point, who knows. Only an inscription could prove this hypothesis. But I am intrigued by this caryatid connection. http://news.ancientworldsociety.com/wordpress/the-caryatids-indicate-hephaestion/
A short one this week posted under Sunday snippets. Young Gaius and Lucius in Athens. 🙂
Social media is a time-consuming, life-sucking vortex of blah. From my limited and bent perspective, Facebook is used by authors primarily for promotion. Buy my book! Vote for me in this next contest! I’ve written the best thing since Homer! Yeah. Pretty much. I’ll use FB for promotional purposes when I have something new to promote, but…
Map of Roman Syria NY Times article on the destruction of archaeological sites and monuments in Syria and northern Iraq. Even though this has happened countless times throughout history, it is always heartbreaking. The remains of Dura Europus.
New photos from the tomb at Amphipolis. Look at that stonework. Someone pretty damn important (and wealthy) was buried there.
has been posted under Sunday snippets. More Gaius and Allerix. 🙂
has been posted under Sunday snippets. Gaius and Allerix.
If there is one thing archaeologists like to do more than dig, it is debate, often fiercely. And no one debates with more passion than the Greeks. The tomb at Amphipolis is now under re-evaluation. Oh, yeah! “Katerina Peristeri, the chief archaeologist of Amphipolis, has not presented any evidence that the tomb belongs to the…
An interesting post from author Hans Hirshi: http://blog.hirschi.se/2014/09/the-never-ending-mm-vs-literature-debate.html I have thoughts on this topic. But for now, I think that I’ll just write whatever the hell it is that I write. 🙂