Delacroix Does the Scythians

The new banner image is from Ovid among the Scythians (1859), painted twice by Delacroix at the end of his life in 1859 and 1862. This is currently in the National Gallery (London). There is a detailed Wikipedia page about these works, including a simple and accurate characterization: "wildness and ...misunderstood genius were key concepts in Romanticism and …

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Warriors of the Wasteland part 2

Robert E. Howard wrote his entire corpus of Conan stories in the early to mid 1930s. The character became a household word with the Marvel series Conan the Barbarian in the 1970s and the John Milius film of the same name in 1982. Meditating on this impacted my archaeological studies and research in the Eurasian …

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