Greek Fire – also referred to as “Roman Fire,” “Liquid Fire,” and “Byzantine Fire” – was an incendiary weapon used by the Byzantine Empire in the 7th Century. It was a flammable compound made from of unknown mixture of materials which is still not verified to this day and perhaps never will be. The recipeContinue reading “Iconic Weapons: Greek Fire”
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What Is a Warrior Poet?
What exactly is a warrior poet? Most people probably point to the Knights Templar or Japanese samurai as examples of this virute. I suppose the exact meaning of such a concept may be individually determined by each who identifies as such. Nevertheless, there should be some commonalities between the definitions offered by all those whoContinue reading “What Is a Warrior Poet?”
History of the Phrase “Come and Take It” and the Gonzales Flag
“Come and take it” is a common phrase used throughout history in multiple different languages and cultures as an expression of defiance against injustice, threats, intimidation, tyranny, and authoritarianism. Some claim King Leonidas I of Sparta made the expression in an exchange with King Xerxes of Persia at the Battle of Thermopylae. It is commonlyContinue reading “History of the Phrase “Come and Take It” and the Gonzales Flag”