All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

Careful what you wish for from the Reliquary Statue of St.Foy

St.Foy, also known as St.Faith, was martyred in 303 during the last great persecutions of Christians in the town of […]

Greeks, Romans and Asbestos (a brief history of…)

Our earliest records of the use of asbestos dates back around 3,000 years ago in the lands around Scandinavia. Archeologists […]

Evagrius Ponticus and the Eight Logismoi

It is difficult for us to appreciate the intricacies of the Byzantine state, without sometimes looking at the simple lives […]

The Great Fire of Rome

During the night of July 18, 64 AD, a fire had broke out in the merchant area of the city. […]

He’s Alive !!! Really?

Desperately grabbing my first cup of coffee for the day, I sat down to read the only paper available at […]

The War Dog (a brief history of…)

Two German dispatch dog sit in a trench with fitted gas masks awaiting ‘instructions’ . The scene above was repeated […]

The Iron Curtain Revisited. (The speech that began the Cold War?)

At the end of the Second World War, it is accepted that much of the western populace regarded the Soviet […]