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.

Are you too cool for Martin and Lewis? Not Me!

The French love him, I love him and those in his own country love to hate him. Many people consider […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Anne Frank

International Women’s Day is held every year around the world on the 8th March. Between now and then in anticipation of […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 8 The first council of Nicaea and its groundbreaking statement on faith.

Just as Constantine had consolidated his power, and the Empire had come together politically, a new deadly heresy threatened to permanently […]

Amazing Women Who inspire Us: Cathy Freeman

“I want to be a positive role model, especially for kids and Aboriginal people… When people see me, often all […]

Anyone for Soup? Andy Warhol and ‘The Factory’ production line!

The expression (and I am paraphrasing here) “everyone wants be famous for 15 minutes” was credited to Andy Warhol. Was […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Over the past month I have been reading about western European history at the turn of the first millennium 1000 […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Diane, Princess of Wales and Jane McGarth

Diana, Princess of Wales Let me start by telling you the reader I am not a royalist. In 1981, when […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Hillary Clinton and Averil Cameron

Hillary Clinton You can say what you like about the Clintons. Depending on what side of the political fence you […]

The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

A short history of Byzantium: No.7 Nova Roma (Constantinople).

In around 1000 AD, Constantinople was arguably the greatest city in the Mediterranean world, if not the entire world. Trade, […]