The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Ancient Rulers

February 8, 2012
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Ancient Rulers

In researching my novels, I’ve had the opportunity to study the leadership styles of some of the most famous ancient rulers, both Roman and otherwise. As a result, I’ve compiled this list of tips and tricks for our next evil Continue reading

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Keeping it in the (Ptolemaic) Family

January 12, 2012

There are a whole slew of fantastically good reasons why incest is illegal and taboo, including the lasting psychological damage it does, and the dysfunctional family dynamics it creates. That said, there’s a good chance that the Ptolemaic Dynasty would Continue reading

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Snake Charming, Serpent Symbolism & Slithery Politics in the Ancient World

January 10, 2012
Snake Charming, Serpent Symbolism & Slithery Politics in the Ancient World

 

The heroine of my novels, Cleopatra Selene, is the daughter of the much more famous Cleopatra VII of Egypt, the notorious Queen of the Nile who is best known for having committed suicide by way of clutching a venomous Continue reading

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