Category Archives: Other Writings

The Devil’s Treasure – Historical Introduction

A Brief History of Syphilis

Review of Joan O’Hagan’s “A Roman Death”

Why Did Ancient Civilisation Collapse? by Richard Blake

Edward Gibbon: Man of the Enlightenment

Character Development and Language in Historical Fiction

Gay Sex in the Roman Empire

Review of Anthony Crowley’s “The Light of Keeps Passage”

L’Empire byzantin: Une nation grecque défendue par des milices de citoyens armés 

Auf Geister und das Übernatürliche 

Sur les fantômes et le surnaturel 

Do Ghosts Exist?

Is There a God?

Review of L.J. Trafford’s “Galba’s Men”

Crown of Empire – Historical Introduction

Thoughts on the Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat major, D.960

Review of Beth Elliott’s “April and May”

Game of Empires, Video Trailer Score

Young Professional – A Poem

The Sherd of Amenartas: Review of H. Rider Haggard’s “She: A History of Adventure”

Crime Fiction all’interno dell’Accademia: Le possibilità creative e critiche 

Ficción criminal dentro de la Academia:  posibilidades creativas y críticas 

Crime Fiction innerhalb der Akademie: Die kreativen und kritischen Möglichkeiten 

Fiction criminelle au sein de l’Académie: Les possibilités créatives et critiques

Crime Fiction within the Academy: The Creative and Critical Possibilities

The Joy of Digital Technology: A Personal History

Review by Richard Blake of Steven Saylor’s “Wrath of the Furies” (2015)

Death in Ravenna – Historical Introduction

Richard Blake Speaks in Bratislava, 13th August 2015

Richard Blake – Mojou ríšou je písané slovo (2015)

Briefly on Edward Gibbon, by Richard Blake

Richard Blake Review of Allan Massie’s “Caesar”

Review of Steven Saylor’s “Roman Blood”

Review of the Oxford Latin Course

How to Learn Greek and Latin

Film and the Roman Empire: Ten of the Best and Worst

Five Recommended Roman Historical Novels (2015)

When was the Best Time to be Alive?

The Joys of Bookbinding

The Future of the Printed Book in the Digital Age

A Brief and Rambling Advertisement for the Works of Richard Blake

Richard Blake Interviewed in Grapevine Magazine (2015)

Richard Blake: Straight Author Writes Gay Themes

Richard Blake on “Why Byzantium?”

Richard Blake Interviewed in The Sandusky Register (2015)

Review of Walter E. Kaegi, “Heraclius: Emperor of Byzantium” by Richard Blake

Review of Mat Coward, “Acts of Destruction” (2014), by Richard Blake

Richard Blake Reviews L. Neil Smith’s “Sweeter than Wine”

Review of Jack England, “Sword of Marathon” by Richard Blake

Review of “Myth and History” by Richard Blake

Interview with Richard Blake, 7th March 2014

Interview with Richard Blake – Audio (2015)

Interview with Richard Blake (2014) Circa Journal

In Praise of Byzantium – Why should we remember Byzantium? (2014), by Richard Blake

Fact and Fiction: The Trouble with Historical Novels, by Richard Blake

Dandelions and Dog Days: The Memoirs of a Gentle Giant, Reviewed by Richard Blake