GREEK MERCENARIES: Aspects of Greek Mercenary Warfare from the Earliest Times, and Case Studies on the Impact of Mercenaries on Warfare in the Fourth Century

August 16, 2012

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INTRODUCTION The subject of Greek warfare has enjoyed a considerable amount of scholarly attention over the past century, and more. From the traditional mode of citizen-hoplite pitched battles, to the huge armies of the Successors, there is no period that has not undergone extensive research. However, the role played by Greek mercenaries in this tradition […]

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Chirps’ Future Static Prologue

July 8, 2011

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Chirps’ Future Static Prologue. Self-released by Chirps. Produced by Stephen Dwane. With the highly-anticipated release of Adebisi Shank’s second album, you may have missed another gem in Ireland’s small post-rock repertoire. Chirps’ Future Static Prologue is one of the best debut albums to be released in this country in a number of years. Self-released by […]

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Forbidden Fruit Festival

July 4, 2011

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With a great line up and a fantastic venue in the heart of Dublin, the inaugural Forbidden Fruit festival in Kilmainham this weekend promised a real alternative to the hackneyed fare offered by Oxegen and Electric Picnic. How could an Indie festival that boasted The Flaming Lips, Battles and Aphex Twin possibly do anything but […]

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Continuity and Change in the Hellenistis Period. ‘Change, of course, is always easier to notice than continuity and it is important not to overlook the latter. To understand the Hellenistic world it is essential to grasp both.’ (Erskine, p.3, A Companion to the Hellenistic World.)

April 13, 2011

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  It is only natural for humans to notice our surroundings alter rather than continuing unchanged.  It is largely socio- political changes that get recorded for posterity, as they usually have a sudden and dramatic effect that are more interesting and appeal to a wider audience.  Following the precedent set down by men such as […]

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Negating the Tax Hike

April 11, 2011

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NEGATING THE TAX HIKE by Lorcan O’Brien I often imagine tax-hungry Irish politicians looking at society much like a butcher examining the putrefying carcass of the Celtic Tiger, as the Finance Minister picks over the bones in an effort to find a few more scraps of tax meat.  As an unmarried, twenty-nine year old professional […]

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