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Adam Haviaras
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Lived in Windsor, Ontario
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The Gask Ridge Frontier

A bit on my research for a book featuring Rome’s other Caledonian frontier.

And a shout-out to B. Hoffman and D.J. Woolliscroft for their ground-breaking work bringing the importance of the Gask Ridge frontier to light.

Read the post here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-warriors-of-epona-part-iv-battle-line-the-gask-ridge-frontier/

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Author Interview

Many thanks to A. David Singh for the fantastic interview and great questions about writing historical fiction, research, and so much more.

Check it out here: http://www.adavidsingh.com/adam-alexander-haviaras/ 
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Epona - Goddess of Horses

As December 18th is the Festival of Epona, I’ve posted a short blog about her, the only Celtic deity to be widely worshiped across the Roman Empire.

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http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-warriors-of-epona-part-i-epona-goddess-of-horses/
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Ancient Everyday

Check out this new post on physicians in the Roman Empire!

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/ancient-everyday-medicus-physicians-in-the-roman-empire/

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Remembrance Day is tomorrow...

A big Thank You to all the service men and women out there trying to keep the world safe.

And here are some tips for world leaders on what they can learn from Alexander the Great when it comes to rewarding veterans for their work:

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/rewarding-sacrifice-what-todays-world-leaders-can-learn-from-alexander-the-great/
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Garum: MSG of the Roman World

In a new Ancient Everyday blog, we look at the Roman Empire's favourite fish sauce.

You may wish to read this before you eat...

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/ancient-everyday-garum-msg-of-the-roman-world/
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Would you face down the fiercest heavy cavalry in the Roman army?

Read about the Sarmatians in this week's blog post on The World of Killing the Hydra:

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-killing-the-hydra-part-iv-horse-warriors-the-sarmatians/

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The Severan Invasion of Caledonia

A post this week looking at the combatants on both sides of the conflict – the tribes of the North!

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-warriors-of-epona-part-iii-combatants-the-tribes-of-the-north/

You may want to get your copy of Ptolemy out for this one ;)

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Trimontium – The Roman Fort at Newstead

This week on the blog, a look at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead which lies in the shadow of the Eildon Hills, in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-warriors-of-epona-part-ii-trimontium-the-place-of-three-peaks/

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New Release!

I’m so happy to announce that Warriors of Epona (Eagles and Dragons Book III) is now out!

Get set for another adventure in the Roman Empire with Lucius Metellus Anguis...

It is the year A.D. 208, and Emperor Septimius Severus’ legions are set to invade Caledonia in an effort to subdue the rebellious tribes north of Hadrian’s Wall once and for all.

Ahead of the legions, the emperor has sent Lucius Metellus Anguis, prefect of an elite force of Sarmatian cavalry, to re-establish contact with Rome’s old allies and begin waging bloody war on the rebel tribes. As the guerrilla war rages on the edge of the highlands, the legions, the imperial court, and Lucius’ own family draw nearer to the front he was commanded to secure.

With the help of his horse warriors, can Lucius snatch victory from the chaos and blood of war? Can he keep the family he has not seen in years safe? As Lucius is drawn into a mysterious world of violence and despair, he discovers that his greatest enemy may well be the one within.

Find out if the Gods will turn their backs on Lucius, or if they will pull him out of the darkness before it is too late…

Click here to read more!:

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/books/warriors-of-epona-eagles-and-dragons-book-iii/

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Who were the Nine Muses?

Read about these goddesses of art and creativity...

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-nine-muses-creativity-and-the-higher-realm/
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What was life like on the Saharan frontier of the Roman Empire?

Find out in Part V of The World of Killing the Hydra...

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-killing-the-hydra-part-v-desert-legion/

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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