'Father of History or 'Father of Lies?' is the age old question which surrounds the work of Herodotus of Harlicarnassus. Although some of his work has been proven to be factually correct, other bits are...shall we say, less so. His work, like his life, is shrouded in elements of the unknown and to this day [...]
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Flirting with the Ancient Greeks; Alcibiades
Hello everyone and welcome back to Ancient Greece! Today I will be discussing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, focusing on the flirtatious fornicator; the one and only Alcibiades. 'Alcibiades being taught by Socrates' by Francois-Andre Vincent. Image taken from Wikipedia Please note this isn't going to be an in-depth biography but instead is my view on how [...]
God of War: Does the mixture of Norse and Greek mythology work?
God of War; Is Kratos a ‘Real’ God?
Hello everyone and welcome back to another post on Historia Gaming. I am taking a break from Assassins Creed Odyssey for a while to talk about another game which involves Classical themes; God of War. Today I will be discussing whether or not the main character in the God of War franchise is in fact [...]
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey; The Temple of Athena Nike
Hello everyone and welcome back to Ancient Greece! Today I will be discussing a beautiful temple on the Acropolis; the Temple of Athena Nike. In the 6th century BC, a cult dedicated to Athena Nike was established in Athens and a small temple was built which used Mycenaean fortifications. Though the original temple was sadly [...]
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Delphi
Welcome to the second post in Historia Gaming! Today I will be discussing Delphi, one of the most beautiful and interesting sites in Ancient Greece, home to the Oracle of Delphi -yes this is the woman who sat on a tripod and inhaled lots of fumes. But how does Assassins Creed compare to the real [...]
As a lover of gaming and history, I have always found it fascinating that game developers constantly look to the past for inspiration whilst creating something for the future - and this is something that I want to explore and share with you all in more detail. From “Assassins Creed Odyssey” to “The Witcher 3: [...]