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Adam Haviaras
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Filming at Ancient Olympia tomorrow, but before that, I thought I would share the latest post in my blog series on the ancient Olympics.

This time, we're looking at religious ceremony and the Olympic Games...

Check it out here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-v-honouring-the-gods-religion-and-the-olympic-games/


We're half-way through our series on The World of Heart of Fire, and I hope you've been enjoying the posts thus far. At this point, I think it apt to stop and look at one of the central aspects of the book, and the ancient Olympics in general: Religion. It might be difficult for us to imagine ...
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Amazing article on the discovery of ancient Greek shipwrecks in the Aegean. Wow!
A team of Greek and American marine archaeologists rely on help from fishermen and divers to explore the treasures of the deep.
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The World of Heart of Fire - Part III

A look at the relationship between athletics and war in Ancient Greece!

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-iii-athletics-and-war-in-ancient-greece/
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776 B.C. and the Historical Beginnings of the Olympic Games

Part II of The World of Heart of Fire is up!

Read about the first Games and the events that were added to the roster over time.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-ii-776-b-c-the-historical-beginnings-of-the-olympic-games/
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New Blog Series on the Ancient Olympic Games!

Hi everyone! Today I've posted the first in a ten-part blog series on all aspects of the ancient Olympic Games.

The first one is about the mythological origins of the Olympic Games.

Click here to read it: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-i-ancient-origins-the-mythological-beginnings-of-the-olympic-games/
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A big thank you to everyone who has helped A Dragon among the Eagles to get to #1 in three categories on Amazon.co.uk, and up there as well on Amazon.com over the last few weeks.

The support has been very humbling…

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/books/a-dragon-among-the-eagles-eagles-and-dragons-prequel/
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The World of A Dragon among the Eagles - Part IV - Cities Under Siege

In this week's post, we take a tour of the ancient cities laid siege to by the legions of Emperor Septimius Severus!

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-a-dragon-among-the-eagles-part-iv-cities-under-siege/
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The World of Heart of Fire - Part IV - Ancient Olympia in 396 B.C.

In this next post in the blog series, we look at the site of ancient Olympia and the various buildings or structures and their uses in the world of the Olympic Games.

Read about ancient Olympia here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-heart-of-fire-part-iv-ancient-olympia-in-396-b-c/
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Heart of Fire - A Novel of the Ancient Olympics

So happy to announce the release of my latest book set during the 396 B.C. Olympiad.

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

This was a great adventure to research and write. Quite proud of this one. Here is the synopsis:

A Mercenary… A Spartan Princess… And Olympic Glory…

When Stefanos, an Argive mercenary, returns home from the wars raging across the Greek world, his life’s path is changed by his dying father’s last wish – that he win in the Olympic Games.

As Stefanos sets out on a road to redemption to atone for the life of violence he has led, his life is turned upside down by Kyniska, a Spartan princess destined to make Olympic history.

In a world of prejudice and hate, can the two lovers from enemy city-states gain the Gods’ favour and claim Olympic immortality? Or are they destined for humiliation and defeat?

Remember… There can be no victory without sacrifice.
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Nice surprise to see Children of Apollo hit 'Bestseller' in Canada today!

Happy Canada Day!

Thank you, Canadian readers!
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The World of A Dragon among the Eagles - Part V - The City of Alexander

This is the final part in this blog series. I hope everyone has enjoyed it!

The last third of the new book takes place in ancient Alexandria, so here is a short survey of this ancient (and modern!) metropolis…

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-a-dragon-among-the-eagles-part-v-the-city-of-alexander/
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The World of A Dragon among the Eagles - Part III - The Parthian Empire

Looking at one of Rome's greatest enemies this week. Check it out here:
http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/the-world-of-a-dragon-among-the-eagles-part-iii-the-parthian-empire/
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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!


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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