Essays by Wilbur Arron

Other Blogs, Other Opinions

Other Blogs, Other Opinions

Below are a list of blogs I have come across that might be helpful http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com For more technical treatments of life in the ancient world. https://bookfever11.blogspot.com/ For a blog on books of all kinds

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Greek Warfare at Sea: Trireme

Greek Warfare at Sea: Trireme

In Ancient Greece, the reputation of the hoplite was well known throughout the world. However, this is not where the Greeks had their most lasting effect on the ancient world. Above all else, the Ancient Greeks were sailors. In the time before the Classical Period...

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Greek Warfare Land: Part 2

Greek Warfare Land: Part 2

Figure 1 Following the end of the Peloponnesian War came the rise of Philip II of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great. With them came a great change in Greek Warfare. Gone were the lines of heavy hoplites and in its place a...

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Greek Warfare Land-Part One

Greek Warfare Land-Part One

Greek Warfare was endemic in ancient Greece for all periods. In this blog we will deal with warfare in the classical age of Greece from about 500 B.C.E. to around 404 B.C.E. This was the time that ancient Greece fought off the Persian Empire twice, and then entered...

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Ancient Greek Life: Governments

Ancient Greek Life: Governments

Ancient Greek Life: Governments One of the hallmarks on how we judge any any culture is how they choose to govern themselves. Many people think that in Greek life, if you are a citizen, then all you need to do is go down to the assembly and make yourself heard to you...

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Communications in Ancient Greek Society

Communications in Ancient Greek Society

Question: In Ancient Greece Society, just how did people communicate? Answer: Slowly!   In Greece Sending messages in Ancient Greek Society was not as easy as using your cell phone. If you wanted to send a message from Point A to Point B in Ancient Greece, you...

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Why an Ancient Greek Fantasy?

Why an Ancient Greek Fantasy?

Why Greece Why in the world do you want to write an Ancient Greek Fantasy novel set in a world most of us know little or nothing about? Well, there are several reasons why. First and foremost, it is really unexplored territory. Most Greek fantasy up to this time has...

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Magic vs Magik: The Mage

Magic vs Magik: The Mage

So what is this magik that Mage Alexio is able to call on? Where does it come from, what does it do, and how can you control it, and why does it vary so much in power? What is Magik First off, let us look at classical magic. In classical magic, mostly anything goes....

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The Gods

The Gods

's What is religion? or Ancient Greek Mythology I would submit that religion is there to explain the unexplainable. Say you lived 2000 plus years ago. You do not understand why the lightning bolt killed your cow, the volcano blew its top, the drought destroyed your...

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Ancient Greek Culture: Citizenship

Ancient Greek Culture: Citizenship

In Ancient Greek culture and society, the concept of being a citizen is much different than in our current western style culture and society. Today we have a mild form of citizenship in the west. Not many demands are placed on us today for the right to say I am a...

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About Wilbur Arron

Wilbur Arron is the pseudonym of a retired professional engineer and project manager. After over 40 years of technical work, he has taken up writing as a second career. He has published many short stories in several web sites of fiction and fan fiction. The Forest of Allund is his first novel.

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