Immortals, 300-style vs Persian Wars-style
In Hong Kong we classify schools as local or international. The former follow a state-set, local curriculum, and most of them conduct lessons in Chinese. The latter are a more mixed bag, following a dizzying array of international curricula, and many of them catering to particular expat groups: Singapore International School, Japanese International School, Chinese International School, and French International School just to name a few. International schools tend to enjoy a higher reputation, not least because they are status symbols, but also because of the general high quality of the education and teachers.
But for a while I had leaned toward sending my children (if I ever have any) to a local school.Continue reading “on living in tension”
Speed draw of the thureophoroi, medium close-combat infantry of the Hellenistic world.
The evolution of Roman and Byzantine infantry, from the dawn of Rome to the fall of Constantinople and beyond.
The arming process of the 1st century-Roman centurion, of 100-men-commanding, stick-on-back-breaking, faith-in-the-Messiah-having fame.
Behold my first(ish) book! Bug Eyed Roman Soldiers now available on Kindle, a visual odyssey featuring all your favourite magnificently chunky and only slightly dodgy caricatures kitted out in the finest weapons and armour.
Speed draw of the evolution of Greek warriors from the Bronze Age to Byzantium, in all their bronze clad glory.
An (almost) animated timeline of ancient Persia during the Achaemenid period.
Speed draw of warriors from Europe and Asia, from the earliest nomads to the age of gunpowder.
Speed draw of Iranian warriors, from the earliest nomads to the age of gunpowder.