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Adam Haviaras
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Lived in Windsor, Ontario
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Want to take a walk through a Roman ghost town?

Join me for Part III of The World of Killing the Hydra for a walk through the streets of one of the best preserved towns of Roman North Africa - Thugga.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-killing-the-hydra-part-iii-thugga-walking-through-a-roman-ghost-town/

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Follow me on a tour of Ancient Olympia!

The full video series of The World of Heart of Fire is up on YouTube now, so if you want to watch it with a soundtrack of Greek cicadas, click below!

Hope you like it :)

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It's Happy Hour in the Roman Empire!

There's a new 'Ancient Everyday' post up on the website! This time, we're looking at the variety of cups Romans might have used in getting that all-important nectar from point A to point B.

Read about it here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/ancient-everyday-cups/
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A Mercenary... A Spartan Princess... And Olympic Glory...

Like the Olympic Games?

Check out Heart of Fire: A Novel of the Ancient Olympics to experience the agony and the ecstasy of ancient athletic competition!

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/books/heart-of-fire-a-novel-of-the-ancient-olympics/

#olympics   #ancientgreece   #athletics   #ancienthistory   #olympicgames   #historicalfantasy   #mythology   #greekmythology  
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Chariot Racing in the Ancient Olympics - The World of Heart of Fire - Part VII

In this seventh part of The World of Heart of Fire, we look at chariot racing in the ancient Olympics, from its mythical foundation to the historical games.

Read all about it here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-vii-from-legend-to-life-chariot-racing-in-the-ancient-olympics/

#greekmythology #athletics #olympics #olympics2016 #rio2016 #ancientolympics #horses #chariot #pelops #hippodameia #olympia #heartoffire #newrelease #bookstagram #blogseries #ancientgreece #greece #ancienthistory #ancientruins 
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The World of Killing the Hydra - Part II - Prostitution in the Roman Empire

This week's post is both fascinating and lewd!

A warning about the Pompeian frescoes ;)

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-killing-the-hydra-part-ii-prostitution-in-the-roman-empire/

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Looking at Leptis Magna - The Jewel of Roman North Africa

Check out the first part in a new blog series, The World of Killing the Hydra:

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-killing-the-hydra-part-i-leptis-magna-the-jewel-of-roman-north-africa/
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The World of Children of Apollo

If you missed all the posts in this blog series before, you can now read them all on one page on the Eagles and Dragons website.

Journey from the sands of Roman North Africa to Rome, Etruria, and the Sybil's cave at Cumae in this fantastic blog series that takes you behind the scenes of the research and writing of Children of Apollo.

Click here to read it: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-childre…/ 
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Part X of The World of Heart of Fire

Some final thoughts on researching and writing the book as well as a bit of discussion on ancient vs. modern sport.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-x-a-novel-of-the-ancient-olympics/

Hope you've all enjoyed the blog series, and the book if you've read it!

Special Heart of Fire contest for Eagles and Dragons Publishing subscribers coming, so stay tuned my peeps!

#ancientgreece   #olympics   #olympicgames   #rio2016   #athletics   #ancienthistory   #historicalfantasy   #historicalfiction   #mythology   #blogseries   #newrelease   #book   #novel  
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What was it like to be an Olympic victor in Ancient Greece?

Find out in Part IX of The World of Heart of Fire!

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-ix-achieving-immortality-to-be-an-olympic-victor-in-the-ancient-world/
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Saying Goodbye to Ancient Olympia

This is the conclusion to my video series touring the site of Ancient Olympia.

It was a very long, hot day of filming, and I was exhausted by the end, but being there again, after finishing the book, really brought the site to life for me. I hope I have given you a sense of ancient Olympia in the process.

A fuller, complete video will be out in the coming weeks. To make sure you don't miss it, be sure to sign up for the Eagles and Dragons Newsletter at www.eaglesanddragonspublishing.com (and you get a FREE BOOK for signing up!)

To find out more about the ancient Olympics, be sure to read the ten-part blog series on every aspect of the ancient Olympics, starting with Part I here:
http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-i-ancient-origins-the-mythological-beginnings-of-the-olympic-games/

Heart of Fire: A Novel of the Ancient Olympics, is now available on Amazon, Apple iTunes/iBooks, and Kobo!: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/books/heart-of-fire-a-novel-of-the-ancient-olympics/

#training #ancientolympics #ancientolympia #olympics #olympics2016 #rio2016 #olympicgames #archaeology #ancienthistory #ancientgreece #greece #travel #ancientruins #heartoffire #newrelease #bookstagram #ibooks #amazon #kobo #athletics #athletes #stadium #krypte #greekmythology #ancientreligion #bookvideo 
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Author of historical fantasy/fiction set in the Roman Empire and ancient Greece. writingthepastblog.blogspot.com - Tweet me @AdamHaviaras
Introduction

I am a writer of historical fiction/fantasy with Eagles and Dragons Publishing, trained as an historian and archaeologist. 

For as long as I can remember I have loved the past, stories of ancient peoples and places. Places are portals to the past and so I like nothing more than walking the ground of an ancient site, taking in the details and facts and then letting my imagination take over. 

One day I came to the realization that it would be a great thing to combine two of my favourite things, history and creative writing, to make the past accessible, thought provoking and above all, entertaining. I have studied ancient and medieval history and archaeology, and creative writing since 1991 and obtained an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, and a Masters from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. My studies have focussed on ancient and medieval warfare with a very special interest in Arthurian studies.

I'm always interested in connecting with other history lovers, readers, writers and anyone who loves to create art. 

So, drop me a comment or stop by my blog to connect around the virtual hearth fire.

Cheers!


Bragging rights
I am married with 2 kids and I've been lucky enough to travel a fair bit and get some inspiration from ancient sites all over the UK, Europe and North Africa.
Education
  • St. Andrews University, Scotland
    M.Litt. Dark Age Studies, 1999 - 2001
  • University of Toronto
    Honours B.A. Medieval History and Celtic Studies, 1994 - 1998
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Adam Alexander Haviaras
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Day and night, I'm a writer and historian. At my day job, I'm a public servant championing public libraries.
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Windsor, Ontario - Toronto, Ontario - St. Andrews, Scotland - Glastonbury, England - Montreal, Quebec - Athens, Greece