My fascination with the Aegean Bronze Age World stems from an early age. I studied Classical Ancient Greek History under my fathers’ tutelage, himself a student of the classics and fluent in both Ancient and Modern Greek and a passionate admirer of the Greek Historicises, their Legends and Mythologies. Having travelled throughout Greece for many years further cemented my passion and fascination for the culture its people and lands which has left an indelible mark of awe and admiration on me.
I have in turn been heavily inspired by the works of Homer, Herodotus, Xenephon, Hesiod, Arrian, Plutarch, Pausanias and Thucydides along with modern writers-historians such as Robin Lane Fox, Mary Renault, Tim Severin, Michael Woods, Peter Connolly and Paul Cartledge.
I decided to create Lakodaemon as a result of this deep fascination and admiration for the Bronze Age Aegean World. The material that is presented in Lakadaemon has been designed to allow me to convey a further insight into this most mysterious of Bygone Ages.
I hope through Lakodeanmon to build up a unique and special body of work that will captivate and transports the reader so they too can share this same fascination for the Mysterious Mythical-Historical world of the Aegean as I do.
I chose to begin Lakodaemon with the Peoples of the Sea because they are to me the most mysterious and legendary of people that inhabited the Bronze Age Mediterranean World. I believe them to be the single and last remaining true Mystery of that Era, a People that have baffled and fascinated scholars for centuries, they are for me the pinnacle of Bronze Age Conundrums, a Bronze Age enigma wrapped inside a mystery waiting to be unravelled.