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Robert C. L. Holmes

Robert C. L. Holmes
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Robert Holmes has an MA in Ancient & Medieval History and a BA in Archaeology. He is an independent historian and author, who specializes in the Military History of the Ancient and Medieval World and has published over a dozen articles on related topics. Originally from Massachusetts, he now lives in Florida where he works doing public history leading tours, giving lectures, and educating people about the local history.

Ancient Greek Helmets: 8 Types and their Characteristics

  The Ancient Greeks were, from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period, famous for their armor. Few soldiers or warriors went into battle as heavily...

Queen Zenobia of Palmyra: Facts & Accomplishments

  Queen Zenobia of Palmyra (ca.240-274 AD) faced a power vacuum following the death of her husband and the disintegration of Roman power in the...

15 Ancient Greek Historians And How They’ve Shaped Ancient History

  During Classical Antiquity, the ancient Greeks developed the discipline that we today know as history. Ancient Greek Historians composed their works by interviewing eyewitnesses,...

Kings of Persia: These 12 Achaemenid Rulers Led an Empire

  In the Classical period, there were many Kings of Persia, but few were ever as powerful as the Achaemenids. As Kings of Persia, they...

Removing Statues: Reckoning With Confederate And Other US Monuments

  The controversy surrounding the removal of statues in the United States is a highly charged, emotional issue for many people. This article seeks to...

Art In The Bronze Age: History Explained

  The term “Bronze Age” was first coined by the Danish Antiquarian Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788-1865), as part of the three-age-system. It was used to...

Cyrus The Great: Facts & Accomplishments

  Cyrus the Great (ca. 600-530 BC) was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, often referred to as the first Persian Empire. At the time...

Defenders of Ilium: 12 Trojan Heroes from Homer’s Iliad

  The Trojan War, perhaps the Bronze Age’s most famous conflict, pitted the Trojans (also called Dardanians) and their allies (the Pelasgians, Thracians, Ciconians, Paeonians,...

History of the Great Seal of the United States

  Many symbols have been used to represent the United States of America over the course of its nearly 250 year long history. None, however,...

Trojan War Heroes: 12 Of The Greatest Ancient Greeks of the Achaean Army

The Trojan War, the most famous conflict of the Bronze Age, pitted the Greeks (also called Achaeans, Argives, or Danaans) against the city of...