2021 Update

Last year around this time I’ve posted a little update in regards to what is going on with the blog at the moment and I thought now would be a good time to repeat this.

As you may have noticed there hasn’t been a whole lot of new content added to the website in recent months. This is due to the fact that I’m heading towards the end of my degree in Cultural Studies and been keeping very busy. I was hoping to be able to release some of the essays that I’ve been working on for my degree sooner, but unfortunately this hasn’t been possibly just yet. However, I am confident to be able to post three of my essays within the next two to four months, each one with more than 7000 words.

The first one to be published within the next few weeks concerns the upbringing of male youths in Ancient Greece in the city states of Sparta and Athens, including the Agoge, which some of you may have heard of, and it’s Athenian counterpart, the Ephebia. Philosophy, Militarism and Slavery all play an important role here and I’m excited to bring you this content very soon.

The next essay to be released within the next 2 months will be concerning the concept of Justice in Aristotle’s Ethics. This is more of a philosophical topic, rather than a historical one, but I hope you will enjoy it nonetheless, as Aristotle’s thoughts can still be applied to modern systems of justice all around the world.

Lastly, there will be a paper on the experiences of German Prisoners of War in British captivity during World War 2. This will be completely new territory for me, as I’ve never written about or done a whole lot of research regarding this particular part of history. But from the relatively little amount of research I have conducted so far I am very excited to be working on this project because it is far more personal than previous articles that I’ve written, seeing as the work concerns individual fates and their memories and experiences, rather than the history of entire peoples and millennia old inscriptions or archaeological findings.

I’m hoping to be able to publish this last article within the next 4 months, although I’m still at a very early stage with this project. Many thanks for your patience and I hope you will enjoy the new content!

Image: German soldiers who were captured in Normandy disembarking from a LST at Southampton during June 1944. By Allen, E E (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer – http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//30/media-30695/large.jpgThis is photograph A 24037 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25081707

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