A large Roman army commanded by Marcus Licinius Crassus was defeated by a numerically inferior Parthian force under Surenas near Carrhae in northern Syria. From Rogueclassicism.
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Some books I read in 2009
A note on deCamp’s Lest Darkness Fall
From Science Fiction to Colgaffneyis
Convergence is coming soon and colgaffneyis, as usual, will be well represented there. I wonder how many of my fellow members have read Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. I read it in High School, more than 40 years ago. I was immediately fascinated by the pike-and-shot era, and soon afterwards read Oman to learn something of the real history. I have been reading more ever since. It was all started by science fiction.
I have started a daily “column” on colgaffneyis e-mail list. Continue reading
From Kinsale to Dixie
Warfare in mid 17th Century Ireland
I have been reading Confederate Catholics at War: 1641-49, by Pádraig Lenihan. It is about the Irish part of the British Civil Wars. Quite a number of interesting points. Continue reading