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Email: sean period manning at protonmail dot com)
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Sean Manning grew up on the west coast of Canada, moved to Calgary to write a Master’s thesis on the revolt of Cyrus the Younger (2013), and moved to Austria where he was awarded a PhD in November 2018 at the Universität Innsbruck for his work on the Achaemenid empire. His words on this blog are his own opinion, backed by his judgement as a scholar not by an organization or institution.

He is currently (January 2022) working a part-time, low-wage job in Western Canada and looking for work in fields like teaching, research, translation, copyediting (and in the medium term perhaps software testing and development).

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. ascholarlyskater says:

    Hi there! I nominated you for a Liebster Award, for excellent bloggers with less than 200 followers. https://ascholarlyskater.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/the-liebster-award/

    1. Sean Manning says:

      Thank you. I might devote a post in April to answering those eleven questions, and I will check out the other blogs.

  2. atheniancimon says:

    Greetings. I’m Persian Boge from pothos. Your blog is quite interesting to read. I am also in Germany working on a project about Alexander the Great. Maybe we can exchange emails.

  3. Herry Chen says:

    Hi my name is Herry Chen from Vancouver, BC. I have recently read your article on reconstructing Hoplite fighting from Ancient Warfare magazine and being really interested in this topic. I am also a longsword practitioner and would like to know if there is anything I can offer to your research or if I can learn more about Hoplite fighting from you. Please let me know.

    1. Sean Manning says:

      Hi Herry, thanks for your questions. I will try to send an email to your Yahoo address in the next few days.

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