The Author


I have always been fascinated by the ancient world, since I was I little boy and I read for the first time the travels and adventures of Odysseus and the battles of Achilles and the courage of Hector. I loved reading about the magnificent Pharaohs and the brave gladiators, and was curious about the eruption of the Vesuvius and the catastrophe of Pompeii and naturally thrilled by the mystery of Atlantis.

After having accomplished my academic studies my interest for ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians has grown more and more through my researches, writings and readings but principally thank to my travels throughout the entire Mediterranean. Actually I cannot be defined as a library personality. Most certainly I read avidly, but what gives me a real pleasure is travelling through the regions I study about. In addition, as a traveller I cannot be considered a Hyatt or Marriot person: I love touring through remote locations, walking on different paths, and chiefly I tend to blend with the local people trying to live a truer experience. Thus doing, during my recent wanders through Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain, I have been working as fisherman, barber help, boat maintenance, beach boy etc.

This blog is therefore an unusual mix of scholar-like articles and personal meditative exercises trying to combine the ancient wisdom and enchantment with our present real and still wonderful world.



6 comments on “The Author

  1. […] has written an ode to Mr. Dumbra for today.I hope you will have time to read and reflect on Atheneion the author’s wise […]

  2. Latomus says:

    Latomus ad Atheneion salutem dicit.

    Accipe maximas gratulationes meas, pertinentes paginam tuam de nomine “Stoa”.

    “Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. Nescio, sed…”
    excellentissimae sunt idea speciesque eius; textus et commentarii aptissimi, elegantissimi fiunt.

    “Ceterum censeo” paginam Stoam esse laudandam, per orbem nuntiandam et a me saepe legendam.

    Vale (id est best wishes):
    Latomus (sive) Agnes Sz. Gabor (Budapest, Hungary)

  3. red says:

    Cool, you are brilliant.. nice reading your blog..

  4. A brilliant site. I love reading your thoughts on the ancent world. There are never enough new lights cast backwards into the darkness to help us explore where we came from and who we truly are.

    Keep up the good work and I will keep up the joy of reading it.



  5. Abdur Rahman says:

    Peace Atheneion,

    A fascinating blog you have here. Great stuff. I too am deeply interested in the ancient world – though I have stuided mostly Roman history.

    Abdur Rahman

  6. Latomus says:

    Dear Atheneion,
    look at these blogs, please, I think they are “great stuffs” on high intellectual level.
    Thank you very much for your letters and your commendation to help me in English language. (Currently I’m very busy; maybe sometimes in my life I will ask your help… Thank you once more.)
    Best regards from Hungary:

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