Kirjailija, Jukka M Heikkilä, historiallisen romaanin mestari, bloggaa Merikonsulin matkasta englanninkieliseen markkinaan,
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There can surely be nobody so petty or so apathetic in his outlook that he has no desire to discover by what means and under what system of government the Romans succeeded in less than fifty-three years in bringing under their rule almost the whole of the inhabited world, an achievement which is without parallel in human history. Polybius, Greek historian, second century...

The Battle of Egadi takes place, March 10th 241 BC Trireme Olympias, a full size replica of a trireme, launched, increasing our understanding of ancient oared warships 1987 Jukka M Heikkilä visits Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm and buys “The Athenian Trireme” from the museum bookshop, starting a lifelong interest in oared warships, 1990 Jukka M Heikkilä selects the Battle of Egadi and the Roman Republic as the main subject of his debut novel, 1991 Jukka M Heikkilä plans and writes...

The cover pictures of different editions of Merikonsuli, Finnish and English, are all based on the oil painting my father made on Christmas Eve back in 1994. I drew a pencil sketch on canvas and my father coloured it with oil paints. So, this is very much the author’s view on how the main character and what a standard quinquereme looked like in the First Punic War. #coverart #coverpicture #themarineconsul #merikonsuli #quinquereme #romannavy #firstpunicwar...

The Main character of The Marine Consul is Gaius Lutatius Catulus who is a historical character, the winner of the First Punic War. There is a Wikipedia article on the historical person. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaius_Lutatius_Catulus The Marine Consul is a traditional historical novel with first person narration. This makes it clear who the main character is … or does it? In the novel Gaius Lutatius shows all the characteristics of a Roman knight. All of his values and actions are...

The cover of ‘The Marine Consul’ (2021), the English edition of ‘Merikonsuli’ (1995) will look like...

RPM Nautical is doing a great work in surfacing stuff that went to the bottom at the Battle of Egadi in 241 BC. #battleofegadi #egadiislands #punicwars #firstpuniwar #navalwarfare https://rpmnautical.org/projects/egadi-islands-project/ The Marine Consul was first published in Finnish in 1995, but the novel matches with the archaeological evidence gained after that perfectly. The Marine Consul is a historical novel telling how the stuff got...

Clashes in the Senate and on the battlefield – historical novel from the rise of Ancient Rome The conflict between Rome and Carthage has stalled in numbing siege warfare in Sicily. Captain Gaius Lutatius Catulus knows Rome cannot win without a new navy, but the Senate refuses to fund its construction, forcing Lutatius to retire to run his country estate. However, the Goddess of Fortune offers Lutatius an opportunity, and the warrior in him wins out over the farmer. Before long, Lutatius...

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