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How a city rose from the ashes

Evan and his companions leave Pylos and head to Messenia, a region protected by mountains. Ancient Messenia is located in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese, and founded in 369 BCE. The site was settled in the Early Bronze Age, though it may date back to the Late Neolithic period. Today the site is protected…

Birth of the Helots

We follow my characters to Messene as they zigzag across the Peloponnese so they may reach Delphi. The city was founded in the 4th Century BC but before then, and according Pausanias, the region of Messenia had small settlements. ‘…I do not believe any city called Messene ever existed; I rest this opinion  largely on Homeric epic. …there is a…