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The Romans, the Walls and the Wildlings

Game of Thrones has become one of the most popular books in the genre of fantasy, and the most watched show in HBO history.1 George RR Martin has gained a celebrity status that very few authors experience. According to Joseph Abercrombie, a major figure in British fantasy, Martin has revolutionized the genre of fantasy, making it appealing to a wider audience. As readers of this website are well aware, Martin is very familiar with history from the ancient world to…

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Ygritte & Boudicca: The Red Haired Warriors Beyond the Wall

This guest article is by the Brittany Garcia, who specializes in classical studies. Please give Brittany a warm welcome and check out her blog at A Classics and Ancient History Blog. While many characters within George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones resemble historical figures, fans often argue and dissect the parallels, differences, and even  the ambiguities between the two. In a previous article I wrote, I argued that Boudicca, the Celtic warrior queen, highly resembled the Targaryen warrior queen, Daenerys. However, the similarities between…

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