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.

Marcus Aurelius: Emperor, General & Philosopher.

In his ‘Meditations’, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus simply wrote or described himself as ‘a male, mature in years, a statesman, a […]

Sailing triumph, the Boxing Kangaroo and the America’s Cup !

“Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? Can’t you hear, can’t you hear […]

Hollywood’s Darling meets Soviet Premier

On the 19th September 1959, Marilyn Monroe was preparing to meet the Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev, while camped out in […]

The Legend of the “Eye” Part 3

Regardless of what one might think of Freemasonry and its secret society, it is an organization that has historically been […]

The Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt.

The French were among the earliest modern explorers to “rediscover” the great monuments of the Ancient Egyptians. The King of […]

The Churning of the Ocean of Milk.

Every culture around the world has its own version or legend of the origin of the species. Most of us […]

The Legend of the “Eye” Part 2

It is clear that we make symbols, like the all seeing eye, in order to communicate ideas. But we also […]

The Legend of the “Eye” Part 1

The all-seeing eye is an ancient symbol that today has found itself on everything from the US one dollar bill […]

“Ask me anything you like. But I warn you, I’m not a Byzantinist …” – John Julius Norwich.

This featured article had originally intended to highlight a collection of history books that bloggers or enthusiasts would find interesting […]

Bank Siege at Kredibanken and the Stockholm Syndrome

Forty years ago, on August 23rd, 1973, after four people were taken hostage by a bank robber in a Stockholm […]