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Adam Haviaras
Attended St. Andrews University, Scotland
Lived in Windsor, Ontario
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The ancient Egyptians had an odd cure for hangovers!
A newly translated Egyptian papyrus advises stringing together the leaves of the Alexandrian Laurel and wearing them like a necklace to cure a ‘drunken headache’
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Champagne from a Baltic wreck still tastes good!
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab
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The World of Children of Apollo

A look at ancient Etruria: 

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-children-of-apollo-part-v-etruria/
In the previous installment we visited Rome, the centre of the world when the Roman Empire was at its greatest extent. We will now leave that ancient city for an even more ancient landscape. What we know today as Tuscany, the central and western region of Italy, was then part of the larger ...
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Authors! You'll definitely want to check out this brilliant and supremely helpful book by Joanna Penn!
 
Here are all my lessons learned from recording my own audiobook, Business for Authors, for ACX - hope you find it useful :)
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2015/04/20/record-your-own-audiobooks/
[This is a reposted article from one I wrote for the ACX blog last month] #audiobooks  
Audiobooks are a fantastic growth market for authors, narrators and producers alike, and I’ve been working with fabulous narrators for my
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Discovery at ancient Memphis
A team of Russian archaeologists working in Saqqara near Egypt's Cairo discovered the remains of the so-called "The White Wall" of the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis. Its ancient Egyptian name was Inbu-Hedj which is translated as "The White Walls." ...
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Something essential for writing historical fiction.
There is a truth which I have forgotten lately. With the day-to-day workings of my modern, connected life, I've been missing out on something essential, something that in the past has always helped me to nurture my creativity, and better my historical fiction. What is it?
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A Magna Carta in every school!
Every state primary school in the UK is to be sent a copy of Magna Carta to help pupils learn how the document forms the basis of many modern freedoms.
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Ok, this is bloody brilliant!

Metallica's 'One' played on medieval instruments!
Since 1999, Belarusian music ensemble Stary Olsa (Стары Ольса) has been known for playing medieval folk music on traditional instruments, including the lyre, mandolin, flute, and gusli. That may seem like an incredibly arcane and limiting specialty, but this unusual approach has sustained the band f
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Brecon Beacons, Wales

Some beautiful pics of this wonderful landscape!
Cafodd Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog ei sefydlu yn 1957 // Photo gallery to celebrate the establishing of Brecon Beacons National Park in 1957.
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Analyzing Roman Graffiti in Spain
The University of Valencia is studying the popular Latin of Roman Hispania through the graffiti found on 'terra sigillata' ceramic ware. As part of this approach, analyses of the graffiti kept in the Spanish Royal Academy of History have just been started with a recent publication in the journal ...
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The theory that Julius Caesar was not epileptic
Roman general Julius Caesar may have suffered a series of mini-strokes and not epilepsy, according to a new review of his symptoms.
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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
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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