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Author of historical fantasy/fiction set in the Roman Empire and ancient Greece. writingthepastblog.blogspot.com - Tweet me @AdamHaviaras
Author of historical fantasy/fiction set in the Roman Empire and ancient Greece. writingthepastblog.blogspot.com - Tweet me @AdamHaviaras

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HISTORIA – Book II – Arthurian Romance and the Knightly Ideal

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited to announce Eagles and Dragons Publishing’s release of this next book in the HISTORIA non-fiction series:

Arthurian Romance and the Knightly Ideal: A study of Medieval Romantic Literature and its Effect upon the Warrior Culture in Europe

Arthurian studies has always been one of my main fields of study and the medieval romances of authors such as Chretien de Troyes have been a huge influence on me as a person, artist and writer.

Here’s the book description:

This book explores the history and effects of one of the great literary movements in medieval Europe: Arthurian Romance.

This is not just a study of the Arthurian romances and the authors of the genre. It is a study of the true nature of chivalry and courtly love. It is also a look at a revolutionary and inspiring movement and cultural shift among the nobles of medieval Europe, one that altered perceptions of violence and the roles of men and women, influenced social change, and molded the image of the ideal knight.

In this book, the reader will learn about the origins and history of Arthurian Romance, the emergence of courtly culture, the greatest authors of Arthurian Romance, and the evolution of tournaments during the Middle Ages.

Explore the relationship between violence and the knightly ideal, and discover how medieval Arthurian Romance and its ideals may have played a role in civilizing the warrior classes of Europe and creating a new order of chivalry.

If you have an interest in medieval history and literature, Arthurian studies, or if you simply have fond memories of tales of knights and ladies, then you will enjoy this in-depth study of one of the great literary achievements of the Middle Ages.

If you’d like to read more, check out the book’s launch blog here:
https://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/historia-ii-arthurian-romance-and-the-knightly-ideal/

HISTORIA: A Gateway to Ancient and Medieval History and Archaeology!
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HISTORIA – Book I is now out!

Hi all!

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the first book in the new non-fiction HISTORIA series from Eagles and Dragons Publishing:

‘Celtic Literary Archetypes in The Mabinogion: A Study of the Ancient Tale of Pwyll, Lord of Dyved’

This book introduces the reader to some of the literary traditions of the ancient Celts through the study of the first branch of The Mabinogion, Pwyll, Lord of Dyved. This ancient text is both a record of British mythology and a teaching text for ancient princes. It also illustrates the values of Celtic, Iron Age society that carried on into the Middle Ages to shape Arthurian Romance and ideals chivalry and kingship.

In this book, the reader will learn about the most prominent archetypes in ancient Celtic literature such as occurrences in threes, the importance of contact with the Otherworld, what it meant to be an effective ruler, and more.
Pwyll, Lord of Dyved is a tale of magic and wonder, as well as human trial and experience, and the archetypes it employs are as relevant today as they were over fifteen-hundred years ago.

If you are studying The Mabinogion, or have an interest in Celtic and Arthurian studies, the Arthurian legends and British mythology, then you will enjoy this short, engaging study of one of the great literary achievements of the ancient Celts.

If you’d like to read more, check out the launch blog here: https://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/historia-announcing-a-new-non-fiction-series-from-eagles-and-dragons-publishing/

HISTORIA: A Gateway to Ancient and Medieval History and Archaeology!

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HISTORIA: A Gateway to Ancient and Medieval History and Archaeology!

Announcing a New Non-Fiction Series!

Hi everyone,

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Eagles and Dragons Publishing’s first non-fiction series of books: HISTORIA

HISTORIA is a series of short non-fiction books that will introduce readers to a wide range of topics related to ancient and medieval history and archaeology.

We’re launching three books initially, but it will grow over time.

If you’d like to read more, check out the launch blog here: https://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/historia-announcing-a-new-non-fiction-series-from-eagles-and-dragons-publishing/

Or you can click the Link in Bio and go to the Blog tab of the website.

Cheers everyone!

#ancienthistory #history #archaeology #britain #britishhistory #romanempire #ancientrome #ancientgreece #celticstudies #arthurianlegend #kingarthur #mabinogion #celts #celtic #medieval #medievalhistory #arthurianromance #nonfiction #historia
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Roman BBQ!

Anyone fancy a two-thousand year-old recipe this Summer?

Have a go at this ancient burger recipe, and learn a bit more about the man behind it and the vast array of culinary creations in his ancient book on cookery.

Check it out here: https://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/roman-bbq/

Cheers!
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Ancient Eleusis and the Mysteries

Hi everyone,

This week on the blog we’re looking at the story of Demeter and Persephone, the Eleusinian Mysteries, and my visit to the ancient sanctuary.

This isn’t just a story from Greek myth. It’s also a very human story about a mother, an abducted child, sadness and grief, a mother’s revenge and her fight to get her daughter back.

You can read the post here: https://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/ancient-eleusis-and-the-mysteries/

I hope you enjoy it.
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Roman Ghosts – Sentries of the Saxon Shore

This week on the blog we’ve got a new Roman Ghosts post!

We’re heading to the Kentish coast and the remote fort of Reculver, or, Roman Regulbium.

This particular site has been popular with amateur ghost hunters, and archaeological finds on the site of the Roman fort appear to show there may be a link to the wailing people have heard on the wind there!

You can check out the latest Roman Ghosts post here: https://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/roman-ghosts-sentries-of-the-saxon-shore/
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Pets in Ancient Rome!

This week on the blog, we’ve got a new Ancient Everyday post looking briefly at some of the most popular pets in the Roman World.

Some of the animals you will expect, but others may surprise you!

To read more about pets in the Roman world, go to this link: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/ancient-everyday-pets-in-ancient-rome/

Hope you enjoy!
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The Destruction of Pompeii - A Brief Introduction

This week on the blog our guest, archaeologist Raven Todd DaSilva, is giving us a brief introduction to Pompeii and showing us a short video of her recent visit to this magnificent archaeological site.

You can check it out here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/pompeii-a-brief-introduction-with-archaeologist-raven-todd-dasilva/

Cheers!
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“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” ― Johnny Depp

Many authors write to different types of music. It helps us to immerse ourselves in the world we are writing about and help us to access the necessary emotions to tell a good story.

I’ve always written to music. I certainly couldn’t imagine a world without it, or a life without it. I’m always listening to music.

This week on the blog I’m introducing you to the music playlist for my current work-in-progress, Isle of the Blessed (Eagles and Dragons Book IV).

Check it out, listen to some samples, and let me know what you think, and how music inspires your own creativity.

I hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek at one aspect of my creative process.

http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/inspiration-for-writing-the-past-an-eagles-and-dragons-playlist/
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Ancient Everyday – Coinage in Ancient Rome

Hi everyone,

We’ve got a new Ancient Everyday blog on the website this week!

We’re taking a brief look at the origin of coinage in ancient Rome as well as the various denominations in the early Empire.

You can check it out here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/ancient-everyday-coinage-in-ancient-rome/
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