Tag: Antiquity

0 A.D. Alpha 23 – A Historical Real Time Strategy Video Game

0 A.D. is a free and open source historical real time strategy video game developed and released by Wildfire Games. It focuses on the Ancient Age and boasts of a multitude of playable civilisations, including the Republican Romans or the Ancient Greeks. The latest version, labeled Alpha 23 Ken Wood, adds a series of new…


The Lombards – One Of The Ravaging Germanic Tribes Of The Dark Ages

The Lombards (also known under the term Longobards stemming from the Latin ‘Longobardi’) were one of the most powerful and ravaging migratory tribes in Europe in the time of the Roman Empire’s stagnation and, ultimately, decadence throughout late Antiquity. They reached their peak of expansionist power when they ruled over a kingdom consisting of most…


A Brief History Of The Tintagel Castle In Cornwall, Britain

Tintagel Castle (known in the Cornish language as ‘Dintagel’), one of the most astonishing historical landmarks in Britain and a must see touristic attraction of Cornwall, has also been often associated with the legendary Camelot fortress stemming from the Arthurian tales since at least the High Middle Ages. Consequently, according to some, the stronghold of…


0 A.D. – A Free, Open-Source Video Game In The Style Of Age Of Empires

0 A.D. – Empires Ascendant is a free, open-source, cross-platform RTS developed by Wildfire Games and released in July, 2017 as a stable version (although still in continuous development). Initially conceived solely as a mod for Age Of Empires II: The Age of Kings in 2001, the team of independent developers from Wildfire Games decided to…


Odin – The One-Eyed Wise God Of The Norse Mythology

Odin (originally known in Old Norse as Óðinn and in Old English as Wōden) is one of the most important divinities in the Norse mythology. He is part of the Æsir branch of gods along with (among others) Frigg (his wife; the goddess of wisdom), Baldr (his son with goddess Frigg; god of justice), Thor (his son;…