The following is a somewhat polished (but not very polished!), consolidated version of my response to watching The Last Jedi and the problems I had with it. The core of this was something I wrote on social media back in January, 2018; note that since this was originally intended for a small group of friends … Continue reading Miscellanea: The Latest Jedi
Miscellanea: Sparta Glossary
The following post is intended as a 'reference sheet' of sorts for any of the difficult or obscure terminology that is going to get used in the "This. Isn't. Sparta." series. As a rule, I think a good historian ought to be able to explain themselves without needing to rely on lots of jargon or … Continue reading Miscellanea: Sparta Glossary
Miscellanea: A Brief Discussion of History and Scope, or What Am I Doing Here?
Today, I just want to talk a little about what I'm doing here on the blog and how you might want to read the posts I'm making. I'll finish up with a sense of what's in the pipeline. This is going to be less of a prepared mini-essay and a bit more of a fireside … Continue reading Miscellanea: A Brief Discussion of History and Scope, or What Am I Doing Here?
Blog Overview: A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
Hello Dear Reader, welcome to my collection! What I aim to present here are a historian’s thoughts (more on me and my interests below) on depictions of historical and quasi-historical societies and militaries in popular culture. Mostly this has been prompted by my response to how pre-modern battles are generally presented, but I hope to … Continue reading Blog Overview: A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry